News release - 5/12/2012

Published 5/31/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT Assault on an OPD officer 
DATE/TIME May 12, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. 
LOCATION 2400 Saviers Road, Oxnard 
SUSPECT Octavio Salgado, 31 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager  / PIO
(805) 385-7631

(Oxnard, CA) On May 12, 2012 at about 1:30 p.m., Oxnard PD officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Saviers Road because a witness reported that a person was yelling and threatening children.
An Oxnard police officer arrived on scene and tried to contact the suspect, later identified as Octavio Salgado. The police officer tried to detain Salgado when Salgado turned and started to fight with the officer. During the fight, Salgado tried to remove the officer’s gun from his holster on two separate occasions. The officer requested emergency backup and other officers responded. After additional officers arrived on scene, Salgado was taken into custody and transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained during the arrest. The incident was witnessed by more than 100 people who were shopping at the Centerpoint Mall.    
The primary officer was also treated for minor injuries at Saint John’s Hospital and released.
Salgado is a part of the post release offender (PRO) program. The PRO Program releases non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious offenders from prison under Assembly Bill 109.
Salgado is in custody at Ventura County Jail for numerous felony counts including assault on a peace officer.
If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to call Oxnard PD 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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