DATE: October 20, 2021 (4:19 A.M.)
SUBJECT: Firearm and Narcotics Arrest
LOCATION: Ventura Road and Wagon Wheel Road
VICTIM: State of California
SUSPECT: Roberto Garduno-Rojas, age 33, Los Angeles County resident
CONTACT: Miguel Serrato, Sergeant
(805) 385-7600 | email@example.com
On October 20, 2021, at approximately 4:19 a.m., officers with the Oxnard Police Department initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle who was possibly involved in the thefts of catalytic converters. Officers contacted the occupants of the vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by 3 males. The front passenger of the vehicle was identified as Roberto Garduno-Rojas (33 years). Garduno-Rojas was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of Orange County and was arrested. During a search incident to arrest, officers located a loaded 9 millimeter Glock-style Polymer 80 semi-automatic handgun and a large amount of methamphetamine inside a bag belonging to Garduno-Rojas. Polymer 80 semi-automatic handguns are commercially sold as incomplete, without serial numbers, and must be further manufactured to make them into functioning firearms.
Gardubo-Rojas was also charged with being in possession of a loaded firearm and being in possession of a controlled substance for sale.
The other two males were arrested for other violations. All three males were from the Los Angeles County area. Several items were found inside of their vehicle indicative that the males were possibly casing for thefts of catalytic converters.
The Oxnard Police Department’s is committed to reducing thefts and gun violence in the City of Oxnard through the strict enforcement of laws. Anyone with information regarding this case or other 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 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.