Press release - Robbery, Kidnapping, and Carjacking arrest

Published 8/2/2010 (all press releases for this day)

John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Robbery, Kidnapping, and Carjacking arrest
DATE/TIME: 7/30/10 2345 hours
LOCATION: Seventh Street/ Oxnard Blvd
VICTIM(S): Name withheld
SUSPECT(S): (S1) Esteban Cortez 1/4/73 and two females in their early 20’s
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Christopher Williams
Detective Funk (805) 385-7796


On 7/31/10 at approximately 0205 hours officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of south “J” Street regarding a robbery that had just occurred. When officers arrived they contacted the victim who stated that he was sitting in his vehicle in the area of Seventh Street and Oxnard Blvd. A male and two females entered the victim’s vehicle and told him to drive. While the victim was with the subjects they brandished knives, robbed him of his money, and took additional property belonging to the victim. The subjects drove the victim around and then dropped the victim off in the 2200 block of south “J” Street.

A short time later Officers located the victim’s vehicle in the 200 block of Chester. The driver of the vehicle, Esteban Cortez (1/4/73), was taken into custody without incident. Cortez was booked at the Ventura County Jail for various felony charges including robbery, kidnapping and carjacking.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Detective Funk at (805) 385-7796 or leave a message on the Violent Crimes Hotline at 982-7070.

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