News release - 12/24/2012

Published 12/24/2012 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT:   Attempted Homicide    
DATE/TIME:   December 23, 2012/ 5:43 PM
LOCATION: 3800 block of Samuel Dr (Imperial Mobile Home Park)
VICTIM(S): 27 year old Oxnard Resident (Name Withheld)
SUSPECT(S): Lester Lefotu (25 year old Oxnard resident)
PREPARED BY: Detective Jaime Miranda
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Det. Jaime Miranda (805) 385-7665
jaime.miranda@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:
On December 23rd, 2012 at about 5:43 PM, Oxnard Police Officers responded to a 9-1-1 hang up call in the 3800 block of Samuel Drive, which is located in the Imperial Mobile Home Park. When Officers arrived they found the victim, a 27 year old Oxnard Resident, in front of the mobile home suffering from several stab wounds. The victim was transported to VCMC where he is listed in stable condition.

Officers on scene contacted the suspect as he attempted to leave the area in his vehicle. The suspect was identified as 25 year old Oxnard Resident, Lester Lefotu. Lefotu was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and booked at the Ventura County Jail.

It is still unclear why the stabbing occurred and it appears the victim and suspect are known to each other. 
 
If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to call Detective Jaime Miranda at (805) 385-7665.  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 http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.aspx to submit a tip via text or email.

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