Press release - Brandishing of a firearm, Resisting Arrest

Published 5/3/2010 (all press releases for this day)

John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Brandishing of a firearm, Resisting Arrest
DATE/TIME: April 30, 2010 1:15 PM
LOCATION: 2981 Ventura Bl.
VICTIM(S): Owl Towing
SUSPECT(S): Juan Carlos Guerrero (28 years)
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): Brown Nissan 280z License:1PIZ512
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Mike Van Atta
Det. Ed Baldwin 486-7386


On 4-30-10 at around 1:45 PM, Oxnard Police Officers were dispatched to Owl Towing, 2981 Ventura Bl. reference a subject standing in front of the business threatening employees and brandishing a shotgun. Investigation revealed the identity of the subject as 28-year old Juan Carlos Guerrero who fled prior to officers’ arrival in a brown Datsun 280z license: 1PIZ512.

Guerrero was at the towing company for the purpose of retrieving property from a vehicle that had previously been towed from him. He specifically told employees that he was there to retrieve a gun from the vehicle. When he was denied access, Guerrero became agitated and made threats that he would return at a later time to burn down the business. Guerrero then got inside his vehicle which was parked in front of the business. An employee exited the business and began writing down the license plate of Guerrero’s vehicle when Guerrero brandished a shotgun at employees of the business. Guerrero then fled the scene.

Oxnard Police Officers began searching for Guerrero. At about 2:45 PM, Guerrero was located at a storage facility in the 2700 block of Cawelti in Camarillo by Sergeant Terry Burr of the Oxnard Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit. Deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department responded to assist along with officers from the Oxnard Police Department. Guerrero initially refused to surrender himself to officers and refused to comply with the direction of officers. After a brief standoff at gunpoint, Guerrero was taken into custody without incident.

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