Stolen Vehicle / Mail Theft / Narcotics Arrest

press_release_iconOxnard Police Department

On 3-17-15, dosage at 0500 hours, Officer Jack Martin observed a vehicle possibly casing for thefts in the area of Monet Place and Anchorage Street, in Oxnard.  The license plate on the suspect vehicle, a blue 1994 Honda Accord, were shown to have been cartheftstolen from a 2012 BMW. An investigative stop was conducted and officers learned that the Vehicle Identification Number (“VIN”) had been removed.  It was determined that the vehicle was stolen on 2/27/15, from within the City of Oxnard.

Narcotics paraphernalia and several items of stolen property, possibly from recent mail thefts, were located inside the vehicle.

The driver, Oxnard resident Angel Tienda 24 years, was charged with a number of felony and misdemeanor offenses: unlawful taking of a vehicle, possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property, possession of a vehicle without proper identification number and receiving a stolen motor vehicle.

The two passengers, Oxnard resident Ruben Blanco 27 years and Salinas resident David Cruz 23 years, were both charged with possession of narcotics paraphernalia.  

Detectives from the Oxnard Police Department Auto Theft Task Force and Property Crimes Division responded to assist and advised the United States Postal Inspectors.  The investigation is ongoing.  

The Oxnard Police Department continues to encourage residents to be partners in public safety as part of the Operation Safer and Stronger initiative. Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (805) 222-8477 and www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.

 

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