DATE: March 21, 2020, 4:15 P.M.
SUBJECT: Gang Member / Prohibited Person Arrested for Firearms/ Narcotics Possession and Felony Child Endangerment
LOCATION: 100 Block of East Pleasant Valley Road, Port Hueneme, CA
CONTACT: Martin Cook, Sergeant
(805) 385-7600 | firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 21, 2020 at 4:15 PM, officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit), K-9 Unit and Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) conducted a search warrant at the 100 Block of E. Pleasant Valley Road, Port Hueneme, for Christopher Colwell (39 years) reference narcotics and firearms activity. During the search warrant service, a loaded and unregistered Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun with an extended high capacity magazine were located along with pills and narcotics. Colwell is a documented criminal street gang member within the City of Oxnard, and is a prohibited person from possessing a firearm due to prior criminal convictions.
Where the loaded firearm was located, it was found to be easily accessible to a five-year-old that resides at and was present in the residence. Colwell was charged with various firearms and narcotics violations, and child endangerment.
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.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: March 21, 2020 / 1800 hours