DATE: December 13, 2021, 2:30 PM
SUBJECT: Pimping / Prostitution Arrest
LOCATION: 400 Block of South A Street, Oxnard
SUSPECT: Erasmo Santiago, 43 years old, Los Angeles Resident
Xiomara Gonzales, 37 years old, Downey Resident
Anabel Ramirez, 44 years old, Lynwood Resident
CONTACT: Brandon Ordelheide, Sergeant (805) 256-5121 [email protected]
On December 6, 2021 the Oxnard Police Department received a community complaint regarding suspicious activity occurring at an abandoned business in the 400 block of South A Street, in the City of Oxnard. Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) detectives conducted a follow-up investigation on the business. Based on the information obtained from the investigation, detectives believed the business was being used for prostitution and a search warrant was obtained.
On December 8, 2021, with the assistance of the Oxnard Central Business District Neighborhood Policing Team, the Oxnard Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) served a search warrant at the business. Upon completion of the investigation, Erasmo Santiago was arrested for pimping, a felony, after detectives discovered that he was receiving proceeds generated from prostitution. Xiomara Gonzales and Anabel Ramirez were also arrested and issued a notice to appear for soliciting prostitution, a misdemeanor.
This is Erasmo Santiago’s third arrest for pimping. He currently has a “NO BAIL” felony warrant issued by Post Release Community Supervision out of Los Angeles County (PRCS) for failing to report to PRCS. He is currently on PRCS for Pimping.
The Post Release Offender Program was created in 2011 by Assembly Bill 109 (Public Safety Realignment). The program mandates that individuals sentenced to non-violent, non-serious or non-sex related felony offenses will serve their sentences in county jails instead of state prison. Release under AB 109 is based on the offender’s most recent commitment offense and prior convictions are not considered.
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. Any witness can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477, or visiting www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.