News release - 12/17/2013

Published 12/17/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Suspect Arrest – Felony Warrant (PC 136 and PC 422)
DATE/TIME: 12/17/13/ approximately 0500 hours
LOCATION: 2500 block Timber Creek Trail
SUSPECT(S): Alberto Romero Goeva., 20 year old, Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY: Miguel Lopez, Community Affairs Manager
Miguel Lopez, Community Affairs Manager, 

DETAILS: On, December 17, 2013, at approximately 0500 hours, Oxnard Police and SWAT arrived at residence in the 2500 block Timber Creek Trail, in the South Bank neighborhood in Oxnard, to serve a warrant for a suspect wanted for multiple felonies, including witness intimidation (PC136) and criminal threats (PC422). 

Oxnard SWAT was the first to respond to the scene for this operation, to secure the immediate area and establish a perimeter.  Oxnard Police had reason to believe that the subject was on the property at this residence. 
After property and immediate areas was secure by SWAT, investigators and detectives were able to enter and begin a thorough search of the residence.  Detectives began searching residence pursuant to search warrant and heard suspect inside of an exterior wall.  Oxnard Fire who was stationed remotely on standby was called to assist with structure and free suspect who was trapped between structural walls of the residence. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Nearby school was not put on lockdown, and School Resource Officer (SRO) and Incident Commander were in direct communication with principal during this time. 
Contrary to comments we have seen on social media, there were no shots fired or exchanged during this operation.
The reported shots were a tool (not a firearm) law enforcement use, which were louder and appeared to travel because of the cold morning crisp air.
Upon his arrest, the suspect was transported to a local hospital for medical clearance, before being transported to Ventura County Jail where he was booked.
Oxnard Police and Investigators are encouraging anyone with information about this incident or any of our on-going investigations to contact Oxnard Police if you have any information that may help us solve and close these cases.  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  to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  12/17/13, 1120 Hours

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