Press release - Arrest for Supplying a Firearm to a Prohibited Person, Aiding and Abetting, and Gang Enhancement

Published 6/20/2011 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT:  Arrest for Supplying a Firearm to a Prohibited Person, Aiding and Abetting, and Gang Enhancement
DATE/TIME:  June 17, 2011 Around 12:15 PM
LOCATION:  City of Oxnard
VICTIM(S):  State of California
SUSPECT(S):  Esther Patricia Prado, D.O.B. 9/3/65 (Mother of homicide suspect Juan Rafael Prado)
WITNESS(ES):  N/A
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  N/A
LOSS:  N/A
PREPARED BY:  Homicide Investigations Sergeant Terry Burr
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
 Det. Erik Mora (805) 385-7680 Erik.mora@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:

This afternoon, Esther Patricia Prado (D.O.B. 9/3/65) was arrested for purchasing weapons for her son, Juan (Johnny) Prado (D.O.B. 6/14/89) a known gang member. Juan Prado is a prohibited person defined by the State of California to possess any weapons. Esther Prado was arrested for Supplying a Firearm to a Prohibited Person, Aiding and Abetting, and a Gang Enhancement. She was booked into Ventura County Main Jail where she awaits her arraignment.

On June 13th, Juan (Johnny) Prado was arrested for Unlawful Firearm Activity, Possession of Ammunition, and Street Terrorism.
Investigators are not releasing any additional details due to fact there may be additional arrests to follow. The investigation is continuing.

The citizens of Oxnard are reminded that the Oxnard Police Department aggressively investigates the straw-purchases of firearms.



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