News release - 1/23/2013

Published 1/23/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Possible Kidnapping
DATE/TIME:  1-19-13, 2308 Hours
LOCATION:  McDonald’s- 400 block South Ventura Rd.
VICTIM(S):  Female, early 30s, 5’6”, average build, black hair (wearing black T-shirt, white undershirt, blue jeans, carrying a brown purse)
SUSPECT(S):  Male, 30s, 6’0”, 170 lbs, black hair, short beard (orange polo shirt with white horizontal stripes, blue jeans)
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  Late 90s to early 2000s white Ford Explorer SUV with tan fenders and lower door panels, stock chrome rims, and tinted windows
PREPARED BY:  Detective Jaime Miranda
 Detective Jaime Miranda 805-385-7665


 Attached are photographic still images of the female victim.
On 1-19-13 at about 2326 hours, Oxnard Police Officers responded to the McDonalds located in the 400 block of South Ventura Road reference a possible kidnapping that had just occurred.
When officers arrived they learned from several witnesses that a male in his 30s appeared to be arguing with a female in her 30s just outside the McDonalds. At some point witnesses saw the male grab the female and force her into a white SUV.
The SUV was described as a late 1990s to early 2000s white Ford Explorer with tan fenders and lower door panels, stock chrome rims and tinted windows. At this time it is unknown if this was a domestic violence incident or whether this was an actual kidnapping. Video surveillance footage was obtained. Attached are still photographs of the suspect vehicle and the male suspect. The investigation is ongoing.
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 to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  1-22-13, 1746 hours


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