Press release - Gang members in possession of firearms

Published 3/1/2010 (all press releases for this day)


John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Gang members in possession of firearms
DATE/TIME: 02/26/2010 @ 1545 hours
LOCATION: DuPont St. at Napoleon Ave.
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S): Angel Romero, 22 years, of Oxnard
Joshua Hart, 21 years, of Ventura
15-year-old male juvenile of Oxnard
WITNESS(ES): Oxnard P.D. Special Enforcement Unit officers
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): White 1997 BMW
LOSS: None
PREPARED BY: Senior Officer Robert Shank
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Detective Edward Baldwin, Violent Crimes Unit, 486-7386

DETAILS: 

On 02/26/10 at 1545 hours, members from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit observed a vehicle occupied by several Oxnard gang members casing a residential area near Channel Islands High School. The subjects were subsequently seen tagging gang graffiti on a wall in the vicinity of the school. The subjects were contacted on a traffic stop as they attempted to leave the area in the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the subjects were in possession of two handguns, one of which was loaded. All three subjects were arrested for multiple weapons violations including possession of a handgun in a school zone, graffiti vandalism, possession of graffiti tools, and committing a crime for the benefit of a criminal street gang.

The juvenile was transported to Juvenile Hall. Romero and Hart are being held on $100,000 bail each at the Ventura County Jail.



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