OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||Stolen Vehicle Arrest|
|DATE/TIME:||February 11, 2019; 3:30AM|
|LOCATION:||Date St at Saviers Rd, Oxnard|
|SUSPECT(S):||Jesus Flores, 32-year-old Oxnard resident|
|PREPARED BY:||Scott Coe, Sergeant|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Eduardo Miranda, Commander
On February 11, 2019, at about 3:30 AM, officers with the Oxnard Police Department located a stolen vehicle (1996 Honda Civic) in the area of Date St and Saviers Rd. The officers contacted the driver, Jesus Flores, and arrested him without incident for the unlawful taking of a vehicle (a felony), and additional charges. Flores was also found to have a felony warrant out for his arrest related to a previous charge of unlawful taking of a vehicle.
Our city is currently experiencing a significant increase in stolen vehicles. To combat the problem, the Police Department is prioritizing taking a proactive comprehensive approach in the prevention, enforcement, and investigation of stolen vehicles.
A significant percentage of the stolen vehicles are preventable. The Oxnard Police Department would like to remind residents of the following tips to prevent a vehicle from being stolen:
- Never leave your car unlocked, not even for a minute.
- Never leave your keys in the car, even if you think they are really “hidden.”
- Don’t leave your car idling and unattended because it is unnecessary (it doesn’t get cold enough here), it is unsafe, illegal, and someone can steal your car.
- Wheel locks, brake pedal locks and steering wheel locks are also effective.
If anyone has any information regarding stolen vehicles please contact Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: 2/11/19, 5:00AM