Press release - Gang members in possession of a handgun

Published 12/28/2009 (all press releases for this day)



INCIDENT: Gang members in possession of a handgun
DATE/TIME: 12/28/09 1554 Hours
LOCATION: 2500 Block of El Dorado
VICTIM/S: State of California
SUSPECT/S: Hugo Sanchez (7/23/91), Edwind Zavala (12/8/88), Alberto Ortega (11/28/87) and several other juvenile gang members and gang associates
WITNESS/ES: Anonymous
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Jack Kujawa, OPD Special Enforcement Unit


On the above date and time officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of El Dorado in the city of Oxnard regarding a subject in possession of a handgun. This street has been the scene of multiple gang related assaults in the past, including multiple gang related shootings. Patrol officers and Under Cover officers from the Special Enforcement Unit responded to the area. When the undercover officers arrived they observed a subject fitting the description that the reporting party had given in the area. The under cover officers identified this subject and an additional subject associating with him as documented gang members. These subjects were Hugo Sanchez and Edwind Zavala. When uniformed officers arrived in the area 4 of the subjects, including the two above mentioned adults, fled northbound along an access road adjacent to the agricultural field in the area. 5 others were detained at the scene. The 4 subjects who fled northbound were ultimately located and detained. These four subjects were arrested for delaying/obstructing police. Ortega also initially gave a false name to police, and was arrested for providing false information to police. Of the 5 subjects who did not run, 3 were cited and released at the scene for violation of probation. Each of them had gang terms, and they were in violation for associating with each other. After the subjects were detained, police searched the subjects and surrounding area for firearms. Police officers located a loaded revolver in the rear yard of a residence along the path that the four subjects who fled had taken.

An investigation is continuing.

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