OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
Gang Member Arrested for Violating California’s Gun-Free
School Zone Act
October 9, 2018 / 2:00 p.m.
Rose Ave. at Channel Islands Blvd.
State of California
Alberto Herrera, 28-year-old, Oxnard resident
Bakari Myers, Sergeant
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Christopher Williams, Commander
On October 9, at approximately 2:00 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. During the stop they made contact with passenger Alberto Herrera, a documented criminal street gang member who is also on supervised release. Officers removed Herrera from the vehicle to exercise his court ordered probation terms and found that he was sitting on a large handgun.
Prior to the traffic stop, the vehicle that Herrera was riding in had passed by an elementary school in violation of California’s Gun-Free School Zone Act. Violation of the Gun-Free School Zone Act is a felony and is a violation if the handgun is carried within 1,000 feet of a school.
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 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 a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: October 9, 2018 / 1600 hours