News release - 10/11/2012

Published 10/11/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Citywide Stolen Vehicle Saturation/Enforcement
DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 4:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.
LOCATION: Citywide
PREPARED BY: Senior Officer C. Walker, Beat Coordinator, (805) 385-7600,
Sergeant Randy Latimer, Traffic Unit, (805) 385-7847,

The Oxnard Police Department Traffic Unit and District Teams conducted a citywide stolen vehicle saturation/enforcement detail on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 4:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.
The City of Oxnard experienced a spike in stolen vehicles in the month of August with a majority of those being to open/unlocked vehicles or vehicles that were left running and unattended.  Between 08/15/12 and 10/03/12, there were 98 stolen vehicles citywide.
This morning, over 25 district officers, motor officers and traffic service assistants patrolled the city in areas shown to be prone to vehicle thefts and/or stolen vehicles.  Citations were issued to 47 drivers for violations of 8-45(a) of the Oxnard City Ordinance “keys in the vehicle with the motor running.”
The Oxnard Police Department will continue to conduct these types of enforcement operations in an effort to reduce the number of stolen vehicles.  The Oxnard Police Department would also urge citizens to make certain to close and lock all doors and windows prior to leaving vehicles parked and not leave vehicles unattended while the motor is running.
For any questions related to the saturation/enforcement detail, please contact Senior Officer Crystal Walker at (805) 385-7600.  For any questions related to traffic enforcement, please contact Senior Officer Jamie Brown at (805) 385-7749 or via e-mail at
 DATE / TIME PREPARED:  10/11/12 1455 hours


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