News release - 12/29/2011

Published 12/29/2011 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT  245 (a)(1) PC Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Knife)
12/26/2011, 4 p.m.
LOCATION  La Gloria Market, 430 S. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard
VICTIM  Cesar Garcia, 62, Oxnard resident
SUSPECT  Macario Ramirez 4/24/54
PREPARED BY  Detective Steven F. Funk 805-385-7796
CONTACT  Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager / PIO
(805) 385-7631

On 12/28/2011 at about 2 p.m. a witness contacted police and said that he saw the suspect board a bus in the area of Esplanade Drive. The suspect was contacted on the same bus in the area of the St. John’s Hospital parking lot at Gonzales Road and Rose Avenue.
The suspect was identified as Macario Ramirez and was arrested for the stabbing of Cesar Garcia.
Text of original news release - 12/26/11
On 12/26/2011 at about 4 p.m. officers from the Oxnard Police Department were dispatched to the La Gloria Market regarding two subjects seen arguing and one who was stabbed with a knife.  During the disturbance the victim possibly struck the suspect on the forehead with a belt and buckle. 
The victim was transported to VCMC with a serious stab wound. He is currently in stable condition. The suspect was seen walking away north bound through the center of the parking lot and was last seen at the south east corner of Fourth Street and Oxnard Blvd.
It is unknown why the men were fighting or if the suspect is known to the victim. 
If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740 or Detective Steve Funk at (805) 385-7796. 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.



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