News release - 11/21/2012

Published 11/21/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief


On November 14, 2012, at about 09:30 p.m., John Lemuz, age 18 years, was riding his bicycle in the area of Janetwood Drive and Dover Street when he was confronted by an unknown male subject(s) in a vehicle. Mr. Lemuz was assaulted and possibly struck by a vehicle. The suspect vehicle was last seen travelling west bound on Janetwood Drive from Dover Street.
Mr. Lemuz is currently at VCMC and is in critical condition.   
Investigators have not been able to locate any witnesses and need your help.
The Police Department and the Lemuz’s family are making a plea for the public’s help for anyone with information to call the police at (805) 385-7796 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-222-8477.  
Anyone with information about this incident can also call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
You can also visit submit a tip via text or email.
You can also contact Detective Steven Funk at 385-7796 or

John Lemuz, 18 years of age

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