On August 17, 2022, at approximately 7:24 p.m., patrol officers from the Oxnard Police Department were in the 800 block of W. Wooley Road, handling a call for service. When the officers returned to their vehicles, they observed a vehicle blocking the police units.
Officers were contacted by the driver of the vehicle, who was uncooperative and claimed to be armed with a firearm. The suspect, Pablo Reyes Cervantes, refused to comply with the officer’s commands.
The Oxnard Police SWAT Team and K-9 Unit responded along with Crisis Negotiations Team members. After several minutes of negotiations and despite several commands requesting him to comply, Cervantes turned from officers and attempted to leave the area. A less-lethal device was deployed to stop Cervantes from fleeing. Cervantes then began to reach toward his pockets. Oxnard PD K-9 “Rocky” was deployed, and Cervantes was taken into custody.
Cervantes was found to be in possession of two loaded handguns, four loaded handgun magazines and over 200 rounds of ammunition. Cervantes was arrested for several firearms-related offenses and resisting arrest. He was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for further treatment before being booked for the violations.
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.