Press release - Suspect Arrested on Multiple Charges Including Attempted Kidnapping, Hit & Run, and Drunk Driving - Father and Son Team-Up to Take Suspect into Custody

Published 8/23/2010 (all press releases for this day)

John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: ? Suspect Arrested on Multiple Charges Including Attempted Kidnapping, Hit & Run, and Drunk Driving
? Father and Son Team-Up to Take Suspect into Custody
DATE/TIME: 08-23-2010 at 0831 hours
08-23-2010 at 0838 hours
LOCATION: Vineyard Ave. and Oxnard Blvd.
Doris Ave. and C St.
VICTIM(S): #1: 69 year-old male Oxnard resident
#2: 35 year-old female Oxnard resident
#3: 20 year-old female Oxnard resident
VICTIM VEHICLE: #1: 2000 Cadillac Escalade
#2: 2003 Toyota Sequoia
#3: 2003 Volkswagen Beetle
WITNESS(ES): David Stratmann, Sr., 41 years of Oxnard
David Stratmann, Jr., 19 years of Oxnard
SUSPECT: Calvin Bibian, 18 years, of Oxnard
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): Black 1999 Honda Civic 4-door
PREPARED BY: Commander Tom Chronister, (805) 385-7746


An Oxnard man was arrested this morning for a hit and run, battery on one of the victim drivers, and a later, attempted kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon and drunk driving.

This morning at 0831 hours, Oxnard police received a call of a hit and run at the intersection of Vineyard Ave. and Oxnard Blvd. A black Honda Civic (suspect vehicle) rear-ended a Cadillac Escalade (Victim #1), pushing the Escalade into a third vehicle, a Toyota Sequoia (Victim #2). The driver of the Escalade got out of his vehicle to make contact with the driver of the Civic. The driver of the Civic (Suspect Bibian) punched Victim #1 in the face and fled southbound on Oxnard Blvd.

At 0838 hours, Bibian was southbound on C Street and came to a stop at the intersection of Doris Ave. A green Volkswagen Beetle (Victim #3) pulled up behind the Civic at the stop sign. Bibian got out of his car and approached the Beetle with a metal flashlight. Bibian broke out the driver’s side window with the flashlight and unlocked the door. The driver of the Beetle slid across to the front passenger seat. Bibian ran around the car and broke out the passenger side window. Witnesses heard Bibian tell the female motorist, “You’re not going anywhere!” There is no relationship between Bibian and the victim.

Seeing this, a father-son team of Good Samaritans, David Stratmann, Sr. and David Stratmann, Jr., intervened during this attack. While attempting to subdue Bibian, Stratmann, Sr. was struck in the jaw with the flashlight by the suspect (resulting in the charge of assault with a deadly weapon). Both men tackled and held Bibian until the arrival of police.

Neither driver in the hit and run collision required medical attention for injuries sustained in the crash or the battery. Both vehicles suffered moderate damage and were driven from the scene.

Stratmann, Sr. did not require medical treatment for his injury; the female driver of the Beetle was also not injured in the attack.

Suspect Bibian was transported by ambulance to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries sustained during the crimes he committed and during his detention.

Bibian will be booked into the Ventura County Jail later today on charges of misdemeanor hit and run, misdemeanor battery, attempted kidnapping, false imprisonment, felony assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor drunk driving. Bail will be set at a later time.

An investigation is continuing.

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