Press release - Multi location search warrants and arrests

Published 10/1/2010 (all press releases for this day)

John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Multi location search warrants and arrests
DATE/TIME: 9/30/2010 1330 hours
LOCATION: Various locations throughout the City of Oxnard
VICTIM(S): 28 year old male, Oxnard resident
17 year old female, Oxnard resident
SUSPECT(S): S1: Jose Chavez, Oxnard resident
S2: Hector Gutierrez, Oxnard resident
S3: Male Juvenile 17 years old, Oxnard resident
S4: Male Juvenile 17 years old, Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Christopher Williams (805) 486-6211 or email:
Detective Dan Whitmer (805) 385-7547 or email:


On 9/04/10 at 0044 hours, officers from the Oxnard Police Department were dispatched to the 4900 block of Petit Drive reference a stabbing victim. When officers arrived they located a victim that suffered four stab wounds and other injuries as a result of the suspects hitting him with bats and poles. The victim was transported to VCMC where he was treated for his injuries and later released. A 17 year old female, who was walking with the victim, was also assaulted and sustained several contusions to her arms and ribs.

During the course of the investigation, the Graffiti Investigators from the Oxnard Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit identified several suspects. On 9/28/10 and 9/30/10, the Oxnard Police Department served search warrants at seven locations throughout the City of Oxnard in connection with this investigation. Two adults, Jose Chavez (3/27/92) and Hector Gutierrez (12/28/91), and two male juveniles were arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon for the violent assault of the two victims.

Investigators believe this crime was a result of an ongoing feud between taggers and gang members. If you have information on this crime please contact Senior Detective Dan Whitmer at (805) 385-7547 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (805) 385-8255.

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