News release - 2/13/2012

Published 2/13/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT Barricaded subject 
DATE/TIME February 11, 2012 at 3:08 p.m. 
LOCATION 1001 East Channel Islands Blvd.   
SUSPECT Ronald Lopez, 45, Oxnard resident 
PREPARED BY Officer Gordon Currie
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager  / PIO
(805) 385-7631


At about 3 p.m. on February 11, 2012, Oxnard Police officers responded to the Comfort Inn located at 1001 East Channel Islands Boulevard regarding a wanted subject by the name of Ronald Lopez. 
Officers arrived at the location and tried to make contact with Lopez. Officers had received information that Lopez was armed with a handgun and made threats to use it. While officers were establishing a perimeter of the location, there was a report of a possible shot heard.
Oxnard SWAT officers and the OPD hostage negotiation team responded. Additional assistance was provided by the Ventura Police Department and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
About two and a half hours later, after a series of verbal exchanges with the subject and cooperation with family members, Lopez exited the motel room and peacefully surrendered to officers without incident.  No one was injured during this incident.
A thorough search was conducted of the entire scene and no weapon was located.  At the conclusion of the investigation, it was determined there was no weapon involved and there were no shots were fired. 
Ronald Lopez was arrested for 2800.2(a)VC and 2800.4 VC and a CDC parole hold.


DATE / TIME PREPARED:  2/11/12 at 7 p.m.

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