News release - 5/2/2012

Published 5/2/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT Attempted homicide (gun)
DATE/TIME January 1, 2012 at 2:37 a.m. 
LOCATION 200 block of Riverpark Blvd. 
VICTIM 21-year-old female, Oxnard resident 
SUSPECT Alexander Joel Mendez 5/12/84
Hispanic male, 27, 5'11" 160 pounds, black hair, brown eyes 
SUSPECT VEHICLE 1990 Chevy Lumina California license plate # 4WCJ445 

(Oxnard, CA) On January 1, 2012 at about 2:30 a.m. a woman walked out of her residence in the 200 block of Riverpark Boulevard and was confronted by a male suspect who shot her and fled the area. The victim is a 21-year-old female who was hospitalized for her injuries. She has since been released.
Oxnard PD officers responded to the scene and interviewed several witnesses. During the investigation detectives from the violent crimes unit identified Alexander Joel Mendez (5/12/84) as the suspect in this case. A warrant for attempted homicide has been issued for Mendez’s arrest. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Mendez is a Hispanic male, 27, 5’11” 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He drives a blue 1990 Chevrolet Lumina with California license plate 2WCJ445.
Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of this suspect is encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740 or Detective John Sunia at (805) 486-7386. 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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