Port Hueneme | Sixth Auto Theft Arrest in 12 Months

Saul Lopez

Port Hueneme Police Department – Incident Press Release

On Friday, May 22, 2020, at approximately 4:50 a.m., Port Hueneme Officers were patrolling the south alley of the 700 block of West Hemlock Street when they observed a parked and occupied white 1996 Honda Civic sedan in the area. The vehicle had recently been reported stolen out of the Ventura County Sheriff’s jurisdiction. 

Officers conducted an enforcement stop and detained 36-year-old Saul Lopez, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The investigation revealed that Lopez was in possession of a shaved/altered ignition key which was used to operate the vehicle. Lopez, who is a resident of the City of Oxnard, is on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle. Lopez is a career criminal having been arrested numerous times in the past 20 years for crimes ranging from drug possession and resisting arrest to first degree burglary and auto theft. In the last 12 months, Lopez has been arrested for auto theft at least six (6) different times. The most recent auto theft arrest was on March 7th of this year where he was arrested by the Oxnard Police Department for a host of charges.   

Lopez was arrested and charged for 10851(a) VC – Unlawful Driving or Taking of a Vehicle, 466 PC – Possession of Burglary Tools, and 14601.1(a) VC – Driving with a suspended license. Lopez was booked at the Port Hueneme Police Department and transported to the Ventura County Main Jail.


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One Response to Port Hueneme | Sixth Auto Theft Arrest in 12 Months

  1. C. Collier May 23, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    And he is not already in jail on a good long sentence, but free to prey on decent people, why? Multiple felonies in just the last year, he *should* now be in prison for several years

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