News release - 10/28/2013

Published 10/28/2013 (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: Discharging a firearm/ Possession of a concealed weapon
DATE/TIME: 10/26/13/ 0335 hours
LOCATION: Eighth Street @ B Street
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S): Sergio Castro Jr., 19 year old, Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY: Sr. Officer Jeff Long, (805) 486-6506 jeff.long@oxnardpd.org
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Sr. Officer Jeff Long, (805) 486-6506
jeff.long@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS: On October 26, 2013, at approximately 0330 hours, Oxnard police officers were dispatched to the area of Eighth Street and B Street after a person reported a Hispanic male discharging a firearm into the air. Officers arrived on scene and located a subject in the area that matched the description given by witnesses. Officers attempted to make contact with the subject but he fled on foot.  After a short foot pursuit, the subject was detained and found to be in possession a loaded firearm. The subject was identified as a 19-year-old Oxnard resident named Sergio Castro Jr. Castro has also been served with the Colonia Chiques Gang Injunction. Castro was subsequently arrested for several weapons violations as well as a violation of the Colonia Chiques Gang Injunction.

 
Investigators are encouraging anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Jeff Long at (805) 486-6506. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
 
You can also visit www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org  to submit a tip via text or email.
 
 
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  10/28/13, 1130 Hours

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