News release - 3/29/2013
Published 3/29/2013 (all press releases for this day)
OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Oxnard Police Department is currently investigating two recent possible attempted kidnap incidents. The suspect descriptions in both incidents are similar and both incidents are believed to be related.
The first incident occurred on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at about 5:30 AM. The female victim, a 24 year old Oxnard resident, was walking to her vehicle which was parked in the area of Oleander Drive and J Street when she noticed a Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, with the hood covering his face and blue jeans walking behind her. The female victim got into her vehicle and quickly began to close the door. The male subject grabbed the top of the door to prevent her from closing it, but the female victim was able to close the door, quickly start her car and flee the area. The female victim was not injured.
The second incident occurred on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 at about 5:50 AM. The female victim, a 26 year old Oxnard resident, was waiting for her ride near the intersection of Redwood Street and J Street. This area is approximately one block south of where the first incident occurred. As she was waiting she noticed a Hispanic male subject approximately 30 years old, wearing a dark or black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans carrying a miniature wooden baseball bat walking towards her. The female victim began to walk away, but was grabbed by the male subject. The male subject began pulling the female victim into a nearby alley, but the female victim was able to get away and call for help. The suspect was last seen running south on J Street. The victim in this incident complained of pain to her arm from being grabbed.
If anyone has information about these incidents, or they are a victim of a similar crime that hasn’t been reported to the police, 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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