News release - 11/4/2013

Published 11/4/2013 (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 (Handgun) - Arrest
DATE/TIME: Crime occurred on 10/31/13 at approximately 1745 hours
Arrest occurred on 11/3/31 at approximately 1400 hours
LOCATION: Crime occurred near Oxnard Blvd. @ Saviers Rd.
Arrest occurred in the Los Angeles area
SUSPECT(S): William Contreras, 22 years old, Port Hueneme resident
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Alex Arnett
Detective Steven Funk 805-385-7796

DETAILS On 10/31/13 at approximately 1745 hours, Oxnard police officers responded to the intersection of Oxnard Boulevard and Saviers Road reference a shooting. At the same time, a female victim arrived at the Oxnard police department to report that her ex-boyfriend, identified as William Contreras, had been chasing her vehicle. At one point in the chase, the female victim said Contreras pointed a gun at her and fired a shot. Officers discovered a bullet hole in the female victim’s vehicle. At the time of the shooting, there were two other occupants in the vehicle. One of the occupants was the female victim’s 6 year old child.

On 11/3/13 at approximately 1400 hours, investigators from the Oxnard police department’s Violent Crimes Unit received information that Contreras was traveling to the Los Angeles area. This information was relayed to the California Highway Patrol and Contreras’s vehicle was located near the 101 Freeway and the 10 Freeway. CHP officers stopped Contreras’ vehicle and he was taken into custody without incident. A handgun was found in the vehicle. Contreras was transported back to Ventura County where he was booked into Ventura County jail for assault with a deadly weapon and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.
If anyone has further information about this incident, they are encouraged to call Oxnard PD 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 to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  11-3-13 / 1730 hours

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