News release - 8/27/2013

Published 8/27/2013 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Carjacking and Arson
DATE/TIME: 8/26/13 at approximately 2220 hours
LOCATION: 5200 block of Charles Street, Oxnard
VICTIM(S): A 21 year old Hispanic female, an Oxnard resident
SUSPECT(S): Suspect #1. Hispanic male, approximately 20 years old, 5-9, heavy set, wearing a blue shirt
 
Suspect #2. Hispanic male, approximately 19 year old, wearing dark colored clothing
PREPARED BY: Alex Arnett, Sergeant
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Senior Officer Steve Funk, (805) 385-7796
steven.funk@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS: On 8/26/13 at approximately 2220 hours, Oxnard police officers responded to the 5200 block of Charles Street reference a carjacking. The officers spoke to the victim, a 21 year old Hispanic female and resident of Oxnard. The victim was not injured during the crime.

 
The victim told police that she was seated in her car waiting to give a relative a ride to the hospital when two Hispanic males approached her. One of the males, Suspect #1, brandished a knife at the victim and told her to exit her vehicle. After the victim exited her vehicle, Suspect #1, got into the driver seat and another Hispanic male, Suspect #2, entered the passenger seat. Both suspects fled the area in the victim’s vehicle.
 
At approximately 2345 hours, the vehicle was located in the alley of the 3000 block of South G Street. The vehicle was set on fire. The fire was put out by the Oxnard Fire Department. There were no injuries.
 
Investigators are looking into this case.
 
If anyone witnessed this incident or has information about this incident, they are encouraged to call Detective Steve Funk at (805) 385-7796.  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. 
 
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  August 27, 2013; 1122 Hours

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