Press release - 1/24/2008

Published 1/24/2008 (all press releases for this day)

At approximately 11:40 this morning a 34 year old Oxnard woman reported through our 911 system that she had just been assaulted in her home. Officers quickly responded to an apartment complex in the 3100 block of Peninsula Road and contacted the victim.

She reported that someone had knocked on her door, and upon answering the door she found a man standing there.  He spoke to her briefly in Spanish and as she attempted to explain that she did not understand Spanish he forced his way into the apartment, knocked her to the floor, struck her and climbed on top of her.

Moments later the woman’s pet, a 16 year old sheepdog, came to her assistance. There was a scuffle between the suspect and the dog and the suspect may have been bitten.  At that point he ran from the apartment.

The woman described her assailant as a Hispanic male, approximately 35 year of age.  He was approximately 5’ 7” and weighed about 130 lbs. He spoke Spanish and was wearing blue jeans with some mud on them, a black hooded sweatshirt, and work boots. He was wearing sunglasses with square frames.

The victim stated that she does not know the suspect.

Anyone with any information about this case is urged to contact Oxnard Police at 385-7600 or Crime Stoppers at 385-TALK – calls to Crime Stoppers can be made anonymously and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


David Keith, PIO


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