News release - 4/2/2013

Published 4/2/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Third suspect arrested for the 2009 murder of Alfredo Vargas
DATE/TIME: April 2, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Homicide location: 2700 block of El Dorado Avenue, Oxnard
Arrest location:  Pleasant Valley Road / Perkins Road
VICTIM(S): Alfredo Vargas  
SUSPECT(S): Jorge Cervantes, 19 Years of Age, Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Christopher Williams, Major Crimes Supervisor, (805) 385-7763,
Det. Mike Young, Major Crimes Unit (805) 385-7606

Jorge Cervantes

(OXNARD, Calif)
– On April 2, 2013, at approximately 12:30 p.m., 19 year old Oxnard resident Jorge Cervantes was arrested for his role in the gang-motivated murder of Alfredo Vargas.  Cervantes was arrested in the area of Pleasant Valley Road and Perkins Road in Oxnard after officers observed him as a passenger in a vehicle.  Cervantes was transported to the Ventura County Jail where he will be awaiting court proceedings along with the other two suspects that were arrested last week.
There are additional outstanding suspects in the Alfredo Vargas homicide and other investigations are being actively worked.  These investigations include the 2006 murder of Oscar Gonzales, the 2009 murder of Ramiro Huerta, and the 2012 murder of Jose Gonzales.  Investigators believe members of the Lemonwood Chiques criminal street gang are responsible for all of these murders.
The investigation into the murder of Alfredo Vargas is ongoing and members of the public are asked to contact Detective Mike Young at (805) 385-7606 or mike.young@oxnardpd.orgif they have any information about this or any other homicide case.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  April 2, 2013, 02:00 p.m.

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