On July 15, 2022, at approximately 5:10 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) observed wanted subject, Rudy Garcia, in the 1000 block of W. Wooley Rd. Officers were aware that Garcia had a felony warrant for possession of narcotics and a firearm. When officers attempted to detain Garcia, he became non-compliant. Garcia was tackled and taken into custody after a brief struggle.
Garcia was handcuffed and searched incident to his arrest. Officers located a loaded 9-millimeter Glock-style Polymer 80 semi-automatic handgun tucked in Garcia’s front waistband area. Polymer 80 semi-automatic handguns are sold commercially as incomplete, without serial numbers, and must be further manufactured to make them into functioning firearms. This Polymer 80 handgun barrel was modified and fit the definition of “assault weapon”, an additional felony.
Officers continued to search Garcia and located fentanyl and a significant quantity of suspected methamphetamine. Garcia’s original offense that led to Garcia being placed on probation was a conviction for possession of narcotics while armed with a firearm. The prior conviction made Garcia a prohibited person.
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. Booking photographs for adult felony arrest available on the department website: www.oxnardpd.org under crime & safety, and booking / call logs.