Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release
An Oxnard police officer was on patrol in the area of N. Ventura Rd. and Doris Ave. when he observed a stolen Mercedes Benz commit a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted and the occupants of the vehicle were removed. The driver was identified as Gabrielle Alysse Net and the passenger was identified as Joshua Edward Butcher. Both occupants were arrested for auto theft related charges.
Help protect yourself and your vehicle from thieves by remembering to:
- Lock your vehicle and take out your valuables when leaving it. An unlocked car is an invitation to a thief.
- Close all windows – thieves can open vehicles through the smallest of openings.
- Take your car keys with you. Do not leave them in your car, or leave your car running.
A large portion of auto theft is attributed to vehicles left running and unattended in front of the owner’s own home. Don’t let this happen to you.
The Oxnard Police Department cannot effectively stop auto theft without the assistance of concerned, responsible residents. We are depending on YOU to call and tell us whenever you see suspicious persons or activity. Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity. You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can also 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.