News release - 2/1/2013

Published 2/1/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Multiple Robberies
DATE/TIME: January 31, 2013 between 9:00 and 11:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Multiple locations in the City of Oxnard
VICTIM(S): Male, 22yrs, Oxnard Resident
Male, 17yrs, Oxnard Resident
Male, 39yrs, Oxnard Resident
Male, 42yrs, Oxnard Resident
Male, 40yrs, Oxnard Resident
SUSPECT(S): Johnny Jimenez, 18 yrs of age
Ezequiel Mendez, 21 yrs of age
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): Green 1996 Dodge Caravan
PREPARED BY: Detective Jaime Miranda, Robbery/Violent Assaults Unit
Detective Jaime Miranda, Robbery/Violent Assaults Unit

On Thursday, January 31, 2013 starting at about 9:00 p.m. Oxnard Police Officers responded to four separate robbery incidents throughout the city. In each robbery the suspects were described as driving a dark colored older model van.
Just after midnight Officers located a van with a similar description parked in the north alley of the 1300 block of Althea Court. The van was occupied by two males identified as Johnny Jimenez, 18 years of age and Ezequiel Mendez 21 years of age.  These two subjects matched the description of the suspects in the robbery incidents. They were both found to be in possession of stolen property that was taken during some of the robbery incidents. Both Jimenez and Mendez were arrested and charged with multiple robberies.
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:  February 1, 2013, 6:00 a.m.


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