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



DATE/TIME January 15, 2012 at 7:15 a.m.
January 16, 2012 at about 6:20 p.m. suspect arrested - 200 block of East Pleasant Valley Road 
LOCATION 5100 Block Charles Street  
VICTIM Acser Castillo, 55, Pacoima resident 
SUSPECT Luis Andrade Rodriguez, 33, Oxnard resident 
PREPARED BY Sergeant Christopher Williams  
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager  / PIO
(805) 385-7631

During the course of the investigation, investigators were able to identify the person who stabbed Castillo. The suspect was identified as Luis Andrade Rodriguez, 33, of Oxnard. On January 16 at about 6:20 p.m., with the assistance of the Special Enforcement Unit, Rodriguez was located in the 200 block of East Pleasant Valley Road and taken into custody without incident. A search warrant was served at Rodriguez’ residence and several items of evidentiary value were seized. Rodriguez was booked into the Ventura County Jail and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Because this is still an active investigation, no further details will be released at this time.
Text of original news release:
At about 7:15 a.m., officers received a call of a stabbing in the 5100 block of Charles Street. When officers responded, they located a victim with a single knife stab wound to his back. The victim stated he was attacked by a single suspect. The motive for the attack was unknown and the crime does not appear to be gang related. The victim was transported to a local hospital and listed in stable condition.
The suspect is still outstanding and possibly lives in the area of the crime scene.
If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to call Detective Jose Velazquez at (805) 385-3982 or Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740.  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:  1/16/12 10:30 p.m.

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