Stolen Vehicle/Firearm Arrests - 9/23/2013

Published 9/23/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Stolen Vehicle/Firearm Arrests
DATE/TIME: 9/23/2013 at 0440 hours
LOCATION: Seventh Street / Ventura Road
SUSPECT(S): Two Juveniles, 15 and 16 years old, Oxnard residents
PREPARED BY: Randy Latimer, Commander
Randy Latimer, Commander


On 9/23/2013, at approximately 4:40 AM, officers from the Oxnard Police Department were stopped in the area of Seventh Street and Ventura Road when they heard several gunshots coming from a nearby neighborhood. Officers responded to the area of the 1300 block of Hull Place to investigate.
Officers observed a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed and attempted a traffic stop. The occupants of the vehicle, two juveniles, 15 and 16 years old, fled from the vehicle and were arrested after a brief foot pursuit.
Further investigation revealed that the vehicle the juveniles were driving, a Mitsubishi Galant, was stolen but had not been reported. Officers also located a loaded semi-automatic handgun inside of the vehicle.  Both Juveniles were charged with auto theft, conspiracy and weapons violations. They were lodged into Juvenile Hall.
No one was injured during this event and officers were unable to locate any damage related to the gunshots being fired.
Anyone who has information regarding this event should call the Oxnard Police Department at 805-385-7600. 

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