DATE: October 22, 2021 (10:33 PM)
SUBJECT: Suspicious person report leads to firearm arrest
LOCATION: 700 block of W. Channel Islands Blvd.
VICTIM: State of California
SUSPECT: Lazaro Castro, age 20, Oxnard resident
CONTACT: Robin Whitney, Patrol Commander (805) 385-7771 | [email protected]
On October 22, 2021, at about 10:33 p.m., an alert resident reported a suspicious person riding a bicycle in the 700 block of W. Channel Islands Blvd. Responding officers detained suspect Lazaro Castro, age 20, in the 900 block of W. Channel Islands Blvd. A records check confirmed that Castro was on probation with search terms related to a criminal history involving violent crimes. Officers conducted a probation search of Castro’s person and located a loaded .380 caliber handgun in his pocket. Castro was arrested for various felony charges related to possession of the loaded firearm, including being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
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.