DATE: June 13, 2021, 5:05 P.M.
SUBJECT: Gang Members Arrested for Possession of a Firearm and Controlled Substances for Sale
LOCATION: 1900 Block of Ferrara Way
CONTACT: Martin Cook, Sergeant
(805) 385-7600 | firstname.lastname@example.org
On June 13, at approximately 5:05 p.m., Officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) conducted a traffic stop of a grey Honda Civic in the 1900 block of La Puerta Avenue for a vehicle code violation. As officers attempted to make the traffic stop, the Honda failed to yield and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended when the Honda abruptly stopped at the 1900 block of Ferrara Way. When the vehicle stopped, both the right front passenger and driver fled on foot from the vehicle. Both subjects were apprehended a short distance away.
The passenger, Raul Lopez (20yrs) was found in possession of a large quantity of Xanax, and the driver, a juvenile Oxnard resident, was found in possession of a loaded Polymer 80 Glock style handgun concealed in his front waistband. P80 semi-automatic handguns are commercially sold incomplete and without serial numbers; they must be further manufactured to make them functioning firearms and serialized. Lopez and the juvenile are criminal street gang members within the City of Oxnard, and were arrested for various narcotic, firearm and gang related charges.
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.