DATE: October 17, 6:40 P.M.
SUBJECT: Gang Member Arrested For Firearms Possession
LOCATION: First Street at “C” Street
CONTACT: Martin Cook, Sergeant
(805) 385-7600 | firstname.lastname@example.org
On October 17, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) conducted a traffic stop of a black Toyota Camry for a traffic violation. Officers contacted Raymond Delatorre (44yrs) in the vehicle. Delatorre is a known criminal street gang member within the City of Oxnard, is currently on probation, is a convicted felon and is a prohibited person from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
As officers began to have Delatorre step out of the vehicle to conduct a probation search, Delatorre began to reach towards the floor for a black glove. Officers prevented Delatorre from grabbing the glove, and were able to have him exit the vehicle without further incident. During the search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded .25 caliber RG semi-automatic handgun inside of the black glove that Delatorre had attempted to grab. The firearm was also found to be unregistered. Delatorre was arrested for various firearms related violations.
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 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.