Press release - Search Warrant and arrest for child endangerment and accessory to a crime

Published 5/10/2010 (all press releases for this day)

John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Search Warrant and arrest for child endangerment and accessory to a crime
DATE/TIME: 05/06/2010 1100 hours
LOCATION: 2600 block of Rudder Ave, City of Port Hueneme
VICTIM(S): 17 month old child
SUSPECT(S): Royster, Keshia, 25 year old Port Hueneme resident
PREPARED BY: Detective Paul Knapp
Detective Roger Garcia


On 5/6/10 detectives from the Oxnard Police Department conducted search warrants in the 2600 block of Rudder Ave in the City of Port Hueneme and the 2100 block of Brigham Street in the City of Oxnard. This was in relation to two robberies that occurred on 4/23/10 in the City of Oxnard. The suspects that were arrested in the robberies were Dante Payne and David Lumas (refer to press release sent on 4/26/2010).

Detectives learned through their investigation that Keshia Royster, the girlfriend of David Lumas had attempted to lie to police detectives in attempts to create an alibi for David Lumas and Dante Payne. During the search warrant, Royster was arrested without incident for a felony charge of accessory after the fact of a crime. A small amount of marijuana was found in the child’s diaper bag within reach of the child. Royster was also charged with misdemeanor child endangerment.

Royster’s 17 month old child was taken into protective custody by child services with plans on releasing the child to responsible family members.

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