OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|Multiple Search Warrants Served in Oxnard
|November 1, 2017
|Five locations in Oxnard
|Alex Arnett, Major Crimes Sergeant
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:
|Sergeant Alex Arnett (805) 385-7763
DETAILS: (Oxnard, Calif) – Several law enforcement agencies joined the Oxnard Police Department in serving search warrants at five (5) locations in Oxnard this morning. The search warrants were in response to a recent spate of gang violence that resulted in one person dead and another person with a serious injury.
On October 14, 2017, at approximately 9:25 p.m., a shooting occurred at the Arco gas station, located at 2850 South Rose Avenue. One person was hit by gunfire and sustained a serious, but non-life threatening, injury. Within an hour, an additional shooting occurred in the 3300 block of Merced Place. This shooting resulted in the death of 22-year old Daniel Arciga. Detectives believe the two shootings were gang related and that the second shooting was in retaliation for the first shooting.
Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) investigated the shooting at the Arco gas station and identified the suspect as 19-year old Henry Magana. On October 20, 2017, VCU detectives served a search warrant at Magana’s residence and seized one firearm, two home-made “zip guns” and over 100 rounds of ammunition. Magana was arrested on October 25, 2017, and booked into Ventura County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
On November 1, 2017, at approximately 6 a.m., SWAT teams and detectives from the Oxnard Police Department, Ventura Police Department, Ventura County Sherriff’s Department and the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office served gang related search warrants at five locations in Oxnard. The purpose of the search warrants was to seize and locate evidence related to the recent gang shootings. Detectives located and seized numerous items of gang paraphernalia and evidence of gang membership.
Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit and the Violent Crimes Unit will continue to investigate both shooting incidents. Detectives believe members of the community have valuable information that can assist with the investigations. The Oxnard Police Department encourages members of the community to contact detectives if they have information regarding the recent violent assaults and to report any suspicious activity to the police.
The City of Oxnard offers a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect(s) in homicide cases. Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600. You can also provide valuable information and remain anonymous by calling the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: November 1, 2017 at 11:30 A.M.