|INCIDENT:||Gang Member Arrested for Firearm Possession|
|DATE/TIME:||July 8, 2019 / 3:45 p.m.|
|LOCATION:||2800 block South Rose Avenue, Oxnard CA. 93030|
|VICTIM(S):||State of California|
|SUSPECT(S):||Jesus Armenta, 18 years old, Oxnard resident|
|PREPARED BY:||Martin Cook, Senior Officer
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Christopher Williams, Commander
On July 8th, at 3:45 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) were in the area of the 2800 block of Rose Avenue reference recent gang activity. Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop of a silver Hyundai at the intersection of Rose Avenue and Channel Islands Blvd. One of the occupants of the vehicle, Jesus Armenta (18 years), is a documented criminal street gang member in the City of Oxnard who is currently on probation, and is a prohibited person from possession of a firearm and/ or ammunition. During a probation search of the vehicle, Armenta was found in possession of a firearm.
The firearm, a loaded semi-automatic 9 millimeter handgun, was located concealed in the vehicle, and was also found to be stolen out of the City of Oxnard. Armenta was arrested and charged with numerous firearms 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.