Trio of Oxnard gang members arrested for concealed handgun and other violations

generic arial, seek sans-serif;”>On Tuesday, physician June 2nd, at 1:40pm, officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit/ Gang Enforcement Unit were conducting gang enforcement in the area of Saviers Road and Channel Islands Boulevard when they observed a gold Infiniti sedan in the area with tinted windows and a known criminal street gang member, Alejandro Ramuco, in the vehicle. An enforcement stop was conducted.

Also in vehicle, were known criminal street gang members Raymond Suarez and Jesus Silva. Silva was found to be driving the vehicle with a suspended license (for driving under the Influence). Both Ramuco and Suarez are Post Release Offenders (PRO) on probation. During the subsequent search of the vehicle and the occupants, Ramuco was found to have a Taurus .357 Magnum handgun concealed in his waistband, and 1.3 grams of methamphetamine concealed in his pants. Officers also located open containers of alcohol in the vehicle.

Ramuco was arrested for various firearms violations, gang injunction violations, gang enhancements and a PRO hold. Suarez was arrested for several gang injunction violations, failing to register as a gang member, and a PRO hold. And, Silva was arrested for driving on a suspended license.

At the beginning of 2014, the Oxnard Police Department launched the Operation Safer and Stronger initiative, as well as the Firearms Strike Team (FAST), to proactively remove firearms from prohibited persons in the city. The objective of the initiative and FAST was to reduce gun violence in Oxnard through education, intervention, and enforcement. In 2014, Oxnard officers made one-hundred and six (106) firearms-related arrests. This also included an additional two hundred and forty (240) firearms that were seized and taken off the street.

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 suspicious or 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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