|INCIDENT:||Stolen Vehicle Investigation Leads to Multiple Arrests|
November 2, 2018 / 6:41 P.M.
|LOCATION||Vagabond Inn, 1245 N. Oxnard Boulevard|
Christopher Fowler, 45 year old Moorpark resident
Richard Tamayo, 30 year old Ventura resident
Samantha Perkins, 20 year old Ventura resident
Kristy Braxton, 30 year old Oxnard resident
Marlene Tran, 34 year old Oxnard resident
Steven Kindred, 52 year old Ventura resident
White 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup
Red 2008 Ford Fusion
Brian Woolley, Sergeant
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||
Brian Woolley, Patrol Sergeant
On November 2, 2018, at approximately 6:41 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to the Vagabond Inn, located at 1245 N. Oxnard Boulevard, for a disturbance call. During the investigation, officers located two reported stolen vehicles parked in the parking lot. The first vehicle, a red 2008 Ford Fusion was stolen out of the City of Ventura and the second vehicle, a white 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, was stolen out of the City of Oxnard.
At the scene, officers detained suspect Christopher Fowler who was determined to have been driving the Chevrolet truck earlier in the day. Further investigation revealed he was staying in one of the rooms at the motel and associating with other individuals who were also contacted and arrested by officers. The following arrests were made:
- Richard Tamayo – felony arrest warrant for armed robbery
- Samantha Perkins – providing false identifying information to a police officer (misdemeanor)
- Kristy Braxton – possession of narcotics (misdemeanor)
- Marlene Tran – under the influence of a controlled substance (misdemeanor)
- Steven Kindred – misdemeanor arrest warrant out of Los Angeles County
Suspect Fowler was booked into the Ventura County Jail on charges of unlawful taking/driving a motor vehicle, a felony. Detectives from the Oxnard Police Department’s Auto Theft Task Force (OATTF) will be conducting further investigation into the stolen Ford Fusion.
The Oxnard Police Department cannot be alone in this campaign to curb vehicle theft. Crime prevention is YOUR responsibility and it starts at home. Let criminals know #NotThisCar!
Residents are encouraged to be “Partners in Public Safety” and are reminded to report suspicious activity to police. Residents can report anonymously and translators are available 24/7. Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7740 or the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 and www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: November 3, 2018 / 4:00 a.m.