News release - 12/15/2011

Published 12/19/2011 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT  Kidnapping, burglary, domestic violence, stalking, and committing a felony while armed with a weapon
DATE/TIME  Time of Incident: 12/13/11 11:50 p.m.
Arrest 12/15/11 7 p.m.
LOCATION  5000 block of Corbina Way, Oxnard
VICTIM(S)  Names withheld per CA Government Code 6254
SUSPECT  Kevin R. Graehl, 6/30/81, Westlake Village resident
PREPARED BY  Sgt. Sharon Giles
CONTACT  Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager  / PIO
(805) 385-7631

On December 14, 2011 at about 8:30 a.m., Oxnard PD officers responded to a call of suspicious circumstances in the 5000 block of Corbina Way. Officers made contact with a male victim who told police that on December 13 at about 11:15 p.m. he was confronted by a man inside of his residence. The male victim told police that he was home with his girlfriend when Kevin Graehl entered the male victim’s home through an unlocked back door. Once inside, Graehl pointed a rifle at the male victim and bound him with tape.
Eventually the suspect released the male victim and took the female victim to his residence in Westlake Village. The female escaped in the early morning hours of December 14 and notified police.
On December 14, Oxnard PD detectives from the Family Protection Unit began an investigation that culminated in the arrest of the suspect by the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit on December 15 near the suspect’s residence in Westlake Village. The suspect was booked at the Ventura County Jail and charged with burglary, kidnapping, domestic violence, stalking and committing a felony while armed with a firearm.
If anyone has any information about this incident, they are encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740 or Detectives Sonia Sanchez or Dale McAlpine at (805) 385-7663. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site to submit a tip via text or email.




DATE / TIME PREPARED:  12/16/11 2:35 a.m.

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