OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
Prohibited Person Arrested with Loaded Handgun
December 9, 2018 / 9:45 p.m.
San Gorgonio Ave. at Rose Ave.
State of California
Michael Guzman, 37-year-old, Oxnard resident
Francisco Rojo, 26-year-old, Oxnard resident
Jose Ruelas, 42-year-old, Oxnard resident
Bakari Myers, Sergeant
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Christopher Williams, Commander
On December 9, at approximately 9:45 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Rose Ave. and San Gorgonio reference a vehicle code infraction. Upon making contact with the occupants, it was discovered that three of the occupants in the vehicle were on supervised release. After the occupants were removed from the vehicle, a handgun was recovered from the passenger compartment. Michael Guzman, who has a previous conviction for firearm possession, was arrested for several felonies related to firearms possession.
Francisco Rojo, who is on parole for a prior gang assault with a firearm, and Jose Ruelas, who is a Post Release Offender for being a felon in possession of a firearm were both arrested for violations related to their supervised release terms.
The Oxnard Police Department’s Special Enforcement 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 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.
Michael Guzman Francisco Rojo Jose Ruelas
DATE / TIME PREPARED: December 9, 2018 / 2300 hours