OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
At 5:30 this morning seven Oxnard traffic officers set out to find people who had left their vehicles running and unattended. This continues to be an on-going problem in the city of Oxnard. In fact, approximately 1/3 of all cars reported stolen in Oxnard are stolen when left running and unattended.
Between 5:30 and 8:00 am these seven officers wrote 28 citations – each costing the perpetrator a fine of $65.
We have done these types of sweeps in the past and will continue to do them in the future. The last two such operations yielded more than 60 citations each so we are hopeful that Oxnard residents are getting the message that this type of behavior is unacceptable.
David Keith, Spokesperson