Weapons arrest in Oxnard

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On September 21, 2020 at approximately 9:20 A.M., officers from the Oxnard Police Department were dispatched to a roommate dispute at a residence in the 1800 block of La Puerta Avenue. The reporting party advised that the suspect, Roy Jimenez, a 59-year-old Oxnard resident who is currently on CDC parole for bank robbery, was armed with a knife and was attempting to stab the occupants of the residence. When officers arrived, they heard an argument inside of the residence. Officers attempted to make contact with the occupants however, they were unsuccessful. Due to the danger the occupants were in, officers forced entry into the residence. Upon entry, officers confronted Jimenez, who was armed with a pipe. Jimenez charged at the officers, who deployed a less-lethal device in an attempt to stop Jimenez. Once deployed, Jimenez stopped charging at the officers and retreated further into the residence. Officers then assisted the occupants of the residence to safety.

Based on the circumstances, the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) was requested and responded. Investigators from the Violent Crimes Unit also responded to assist and obtained a search warrant for the residence as well as an arrest warrant for Jimenez. After multiple attempts to speak with Jimenez to have him exit the residence, members of the SWAT Team and the K-9 Unit entered the residence and made contact with Jimenez. Jimenez remained uncooperative and was taken into custody with the assistance of PSD Leo. During the arrest, Jimenez assaulted PSD Leo with a metal pipe. Jimenez was transported to an area hospital for evaluation prior to being booked at the Ventura County Jail for his outstanding warrant related to this incident. He was also charged with Assaulting a Police Service Dog. No further information is available at this time.

The Oxnard Police Department’s Violent Crimes 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 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 also 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. 

 


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