Oxnard |Two arrested with loaded gun and drugs after traffic stop

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On February 17th, at approximately 8:15 p.m., Officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation.  The vehicle initially stopped in the Shell Gas Station parking lot at the intersection of Rose Avenue and Gonzales Road, Oxnard.  The driver of the vehicle, Jason Brickell, then drove the vehicle out of the parking lot attempting to flee.  The right front passenger, Ramon Celis, attempted to flee from the vehicle on foot as it exited the parking lot onto Rose Avenue.  A short foot pursuit ensued, but Celis was taken into custody a short distance away without further incident. 

During a search of the vehicle, Celis was found in possession of a loaded .357 Sig Glock 33 semi-automatic handgun.  Celis was also found in possession of ammunition, three-quarters of an ounce of Fentanyl, methamphetamine and forty-four Xanax pills.  Celis is a documented Colonia gang members in the City of Oxnard, and is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition due to prior felony convictions.  Celis was arrested for numerous firearms and narcotics violations.

The driver, Brickell, was found in possession of methamphetamine, and arrested for willfully evading, firearms violations and narcotics violations.

The Oxnard Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit is committed to reducing gang crimes and gun violence in the City of Oxnard through the strict enforcement of laws specifically targeting known, active gang members residing in the city. 

Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or you can remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.

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