News release - 1/17/2012

Published 1/17/2012 (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)
DATE/TIME January 9, 2012 at 5:40 a.m. - Incident occurred
January 10, 2012 at 4:45 p.m. - arrest of suspect  
LOCATION 1500 Block of N. Ventura Road (apartment) – incident occurred
3500 Block of Regatta Dr. - suspect arrested 
VICTIM Robert Arzabal 36, Oxnard resident 
SUSPECT Kevin Martin Fickel 02/08/91, Oxnard resident 
PREPARED BY Detective Steven F. Funk 805-385-7796 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager  / PIO
(805) 385-7631

UPDATEDuring the investigation Kevin Martin Fickel 02/08/91 was identified as the suspect who stabbed Arzabal on January 9 at Arzabal’s residence. 
On January 10, at about 4:45 p.m., Oxnard PD officers located Fickel in the area of 3500 Regatta Drive and he was taken into custody. Arzabal remains at VCMC in stable condition. The exact motive for the stabbing is still part of the ongoing investigation.
Text of the original news release-

On January 9, 2012 at about 5:40 a.m. officers from the Oxnard Police Department were dispatched to the 1500 block of Ivywood Drive regarding a man who was screaming for help. Officers arrived on scene and located Robert Arzabal, 36, on the landing to his apartment. He had suffered stab wounds to various parts of his body and was transported to Ventura County Medical Center.
The suspect was last seen running from the apartment eastbound on Ivywood Dr. and then southbound on Ventura Road.
Arzabal is currently at VCMC in stable condition. The investigation is on-going as to the suspect and motive of the stabbing.
Anyone with information about this incident is 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.



DATE / TIME PREPARED:  1/11/2012, 2 a.m.


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