Post Release Offender Arrested For Attempt Robbery And Narcotic Sales

On 7/22/21, at approximately 6:37 PM, an officer contacted a victim of an attempted robbery with a handgun.  The victim reported he was near the intersection of Cedar Court and G Street when the suspect approached him and demanded money. When the victim refused to comply, the suspect produced a handgun and pointed it at the victim. The victim fled towards some nearby apartments and the suspect followed him while still brandishing the firearm. Shortly afterwards, the victim returned to his vehicle, which was parked nearby, and the suspect confronted him again. The suspect then used his handgun to shatter the victim’s windshield, before fleeing the scene on an orange mountain bike.

On 7/23/21, at around 8:46 PM, the same Officer who took the report from the previous day, was on patrol in the alley in the 1200 block of Hill Street when he observed a subject riding an orange mountain bike who matched the suspect description of the attempt robbery from the previous day. The Officer attempted to detain the bicyclist however the individual refused to stop and fled eastbound on his bicycle. The Officer pursued the suspect in his police unit, and ultimately physically detained him in the middle of Durley Park. The victim of the attempt robbery was contacted and responded to the park where he positively identified suspect Albert Salinas Lara, age 41. Lara was in possession of backpack. During a search of the backpack, the arresting Officer located a replica firearm and a substantial quantity of methamphetamine.

Lara is a known criminal street gang member within the City of Oxnard and a Post Release Offender who had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. Lara was arrested for the felony charges of attempted robbery and possession for sale of dangerous drugs, in addition to the misdemeanor charges of vandalism and resisting an officer.

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 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.

DATE:           July 23, 2021 (8:46 PM)

SUBJECT:    Post Release Offender Arrested for Attempt Robbery and Narcotic Sales

LOCATION: Cedar Court and G Street

VICTIM:       Undisclosed

SUSPECT:    Albert Salinas Lara, age 41, Oxnard resident

VEHICLE:    Orange Mountain Bicycle

CONTACT:  Robin Whitney, Patrol Commander

                        (805) 385-7771 | [email protected]


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