News release - 3/22/2013

Published 3/22/2013 (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 Arrests For Gun Possession
DATE/TIME:  3/16/13 to 3/21/13
LOCATION:  City of Oxnard
VICTIM(S):  State of California
SUSPECT(S):  Christian Rodriguez (18 years old), Oxnard resident
 Sergio Zendejas (21 years old), Oxnard resident
 Alejandro Cabrera (23 years old), Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY:  Sergeant Alex Arnett
 Sergeant Alex Arnett (805) 486-6211

Within the last week, the Oxnard Police Department arrested three Oxnard residents for weapons violations.

The first arrest took place on 3/16/13, at approximately 2245 hours. Uniformed patrol officers attempted to contact Christian Rodriguez and an acquaintance in the 1300 block of Colonia Road. Rodriguez and the acquaintance fled from officers but were apprehended a short distance away. During the chase, Rodriguez discarded a loaded firearm. Rodriguez was arrested for a weapons violation.

The second arrest occurred on 3/18/13, at approximately 2130 hours. Patrol officers stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of North Rose Avenue. The officers spoke to several occupants in the vehicle. One passenger, Sergio Zendejas, was found to be on probation. He was searched and a loaded handgun was found in his pants pocket. Zendejas was arrested for the gun violation.

The third arrest took place on 3/21/13, at approximately 2000 hours. Uniformed officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation when a passenger, Alejandro Cabrera, suddenly fled from the vehicle. Officers gave chase and quickly apprehended Cabrera. The officers also retrieved a loaded handgun that Cabrera tossed as he was trying to evade capture. Cabrera was arrested for an outstanding warrant and charged with weapons violations.

The Oxnard police department is committed to ensuring a safe community for the citizens of Oxnard.

If you wish to report criminal activity and remain anonymous, you can provide information by calling the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070. Or, contact the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800)222-8477. Visit the web site
  DATE / TIME PREPARED:  3/22/13, 1940 Hours


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