DATE: January 12, 2022 (5:30 PM)
SUBJECT: Prohibited Person in Possession of a Stolen Firearm
SUSPECTS: Jason Henderson, 19-year-old Oxnard resident
Tili Meshach, 18-year-old Oxnard resident
LOCATION: Ventura Rd. at Hemlock St., Oxnard
CONTACT: Tim Kelley, Commander (805) 857-5297 | [email protected]
On January 12, 2022 at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a suspected traffic infraction. Officers conducted records checks of the occupants and learned that the passenger, Jason Henderson, is on felony probation for committing a battery resulting in serious bodily injury. Henderson is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition due to his felony conviction. As officers began to remove Henderson from the vehicle to conduct a probation search, officers observed a firearm on the floorboard of the vehicle. Officers removed both occupants from the vehicle and recovered the firearm, a loaded semi-automatic handgun.
Officers conducted a records check on the recovered firearm and learned that it was reported stolen in the city of Oxnard. Officers arrested Henderson for several firearms related charges. Officers arrested the driver, Tili Meshach, for allowing the loaded firearm in the vehicle.
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 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.