News release - 9/16/2013

Published 9/16/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Vehicle Burglary Arrests
DATE/TIME: 9/16/2013 at 0543 hours
LOCATION: Paz Mar Reserve Apartments (3410 Peninsula Rd)
VICTIM(S): Withheld
SUSPECT(S): One Juvenile, Oxnard resident
Gabriel Ortega, 33 years old, Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY: Randy Latimer, Commander
Commander Randy Latimer / 805-385-7600
Detective Nathan Martin / 805-385-7755


On 9/16/13, at approximately 5:40 AM, Officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to the area of the Paz Reserve Apartments (3410 Peninsula Road) after receiving a call of suspicious subjects loitering in the area in the area. Officers located two suspects, Gabriel Ortega of Oxnard, and a male juvenile, in the apartment parking lot. Officers located a vehicle that had been broken into and found both suspects to be in possession of items taken in the vehicle burglary. Both were arrested without incident.
During the investigation, officers located several additional items of stolen property but were unable determine where the property came from.  Investigators are asking anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact Detective Nathan Martin at 805-385-7755.
Citizens are reminded to take the following steps to avoid becoming a victim:
·         Please do not leave any valuable possessions in your vehicles.
·         Please make sure to lock your vehicles and remove the keys.
·         Please be certain to secure windows and doors to your homes.
If you see suspicious activity, please report it to the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7740, or dial 911.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  9/16/13 / 1500 hours

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