DATE: July 31, 2022 (12:50 PM)
SUBJECT: Subject Arrested for Brandishing a Machete
SUSPECTS: Marcelino Erasmo-Galvez, 30-year-old Oxnard resident
LOCATION: 5000 block of Perkins Road, Oxnard
CONTACT: Rocky Marquez, Commander
(805) 385-7600 | rocky.marquez@Oxnardpd.org
On July 31, 2022, at approximately 12:50 p.m., patrol officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to a report of a man brandishing a machete while attempting to rob a family member. When officers arrived, the suspect, Marcelino Erasmo-Galvez, barricaded himself in his vehicle, which was parked in the area. Erasmo-Galvez refused to exit the vehicle or comply with any commands officers gave him.
The Oxnard Police SWAT Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, Unmanned Aerial Systems Unit (UAS) and K-9 Unit responded to assist. After several hours of negotiations, Erasmo-Galvez exited the vehicle, still armed with a weapon, and attempted to flee on foot. After several warnings were issued, Oxnard PD K-9 Maxx was deployed, and Erasmo-Galvez was taken into custody.
Erasmo-Galvez was arrested for attempted robbery, brandishing and resisting arrest. He was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for further treatment prior to being booked for the violations.