|INCIDENT:||Stolen Vehicle Arrests|
|DATE/TIME:||Monday, October 1, 2018 and Tuesday, October 2, 2018|
|LOCATION:||700 block of Hueneme Road, Rose Ave. and Emerson, Saviers Rd. and Bryce Canyon Ave.|
|SUSPECT(S):||Rubiel Juarez-Garcia, 26-year-old Oxnard resident
Augustine Frenes, 20-year-old Oxnard resident
|VICTIM VEHICLE:||1997 Honda Accord
2015 Honda Odyssey
|PREPARED BY:||Marc Amon, Crime Reduction Sergeant|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Detective Enrique Alvarez
On October 1, 2018, at approximately 10:40 p.m., a patrol sergeant stopped a stolen 2015 Honda Odyssey in the 700 block of W. Hueneme Rd. The driver, 26-year-old Rubiel Juarez-Garcia, was arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. Juarez-Garcia was in the company of an adult female who was also arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Juarez-Garcia was arrested less than a month ago in possession of another stolen vehicle.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., a second stolen vehicle was pursued by a patrol officer in the area of Rose Avenue and Emerson Avenue. The officer canceled the pursuit due to the dangerous conditions created by the suspect driver. The vehicle was recovered unoccupied a few minutes later. This investigation is ongoing.
At approximately 2:20 a.m., a third stolen vehicle, a 1997 Honda Accord, was located in the area of Saviers Road and Bryce Canyon Avenue. The vehicle evaded officers but was spotted by private security officers on patrol in the 300 block of E. Poplar Street. Augustine Frenes, a 20-year-old Oxnard resident, was arrested for being in possession of the stolen vehicle. Frenes has been arrested five times in the last year which included four counts of robbery.
Approximately 75 vehicles in Oxnard were stolen in September 2018. During that same time period, approximately 30 arrests were made in direct connection to the vehicle thefts. Despite the high number of arrests, there is still an approximate 14% rise in auto thefts compared to last year.
The Oxnard Police Department would like to remind residents of the following tips to prevent vehicle thefts:
- Never leave your car unlocked, not even for a minute.
- Never leave your keys in the car, even if you think they are really “hidden.”
- Don’t leave your car idling and unattended because it is unnecessary (it doesn’t get cold enough here), it is unsafe and illegal, and someone can steal your car.
- Wheel locks, brake pedal locks, and steering wheel locks are also effective.
If anyone has any information regarding stolen vehicles please contact Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: October 2, 2018 / 1100 hours