News release - 7/21/2013

Published 7/21/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Tire Iron)
DATE/TIME:  7-20-13, 2230 hours
LOCATION:  Oxnard Boulevard at 7th Street
VICTIM(S):  Ruben Perez Hernandez, 48-years
SUSPECT(S):  Suspect #1: Male, 27 years, 6-2, 210, medium build, wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans
 Suspect #2: Male, 5-5, thin build
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  Possible white Mercedes Benz and a dark GMC Yukon
PREPARED BY:  Detective Steven Funk
 Detective Steven Funk (805) 385-7796


On 7-20-2013, at approximately 2230 hours, Oxnard police officers came upon the victim Hernandez at the south west corner of Oxnard Boulevard and Seventh Street. Hernandez was lying face down and had been assaulted by two subjects one of whom had a tire iron. Witnesses to the incident advised police that Hernandez was struck several times in the face with a tire iron by the two suspects.
One suspect was observed getting into a white Mercedes which was last seen travelling west bound on Seventh Street towards “A” Street. The second suspect possibly entered a dark colored GMC Yukon which fled north bound in the west alley of Oxnard Blvd.
Victim Hernandez was immediately transported to the Ventura County Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.
Persons with information regarding this assault should contact the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070.
You may also contact the Ventura County Crime Stoppers, (805) 222-8477,
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  7-21-13/0250 hours

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