OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
News Release: Gang Member Arrested for Firearm Possession, and Vehicle Theft (10/29/17)
Gang Member Arrested for Vehicle Theft, Firearm Possession, and Gang Injunction Violation
October 29, 2017 at 12:06 a.m.
N. alley of the 900 Blk. of West Juniper
State of California
Angel Cardona, 35-year-old, Oxnard resident
Bakari Myers, Sergeant
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Christopher Williams, Commander
On 10/29/17, at 12:06 a.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit located a white Volkswagen Passat, that had been reported stolen from the City of Camarillo, in the area of Kamala St. and “M” St. As officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, the suspect attempted to evade the officers. The suspect, 25-year-old Oxnard resident Angel Cardona, collided with a brick wall and the vehicle he was driving overturned in the north alley of the 900 block of W. Juniper St. Officers extracted suspect Cardona and his 24-year-old female passenger from the vehicle. Officers found a loaded handgun in the stolen vehicle that Cardona was driving. Suspect Cardona and his passenger were both transported to local hospitals and treated for minor injuries sustained in the collision.
Cardona is a documented criminal street gang member who has been served with a court ordered gang injunction. Cardona was charged with being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm, vehicle theft, and for violating the gang injunction (possession of dangerous weapons and for vehicle theft). Cardona was also charged with being a Parolee at Large.
The Oxnard Police Department 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 criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or 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 at tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: October 29, 2017 / 0130 hours