News release - 12/21/2013

Published 12/21/2013 (all press releases for this day)

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Arson Arrest / Combative Suspect
DATE/TIME: 12-21-13, 1040 hours
LOCATION: 1600 Block of East 5th Street
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S): Eduardo Hernandez, 40 years
WITNESS(ES): N/A
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): N/A
LOSS: N/A
PREPARED BY: Commander Andrew Salinas
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Oxnard Police and Fire Communications Center
(805) 385-7740

DETAILS:

On 12-21-13, at about 1040 hours, an officer was on uniformed patrol along the 1600 Block of 5th Street when he observed a male subject, later identified as Eduardo Hernandez, fanning a fire along the tree line by the railroad tracks. It appeared to the officer that the subject was assisting the fire as opposed to extinguishing the flames. The officer reported the fire and attempted to make contact with the subject who was now walking away from the fire. The suspect became uncooperative and ultimately became combative. Following a lengthy struggle, the suspect was apprehended by a Police K9 Unit.

The suspect was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. No officers were injured during this incident. The suspect has an extensive drug history and was recently arrested for arson in the City of Oxnard. Suspect Eduardo Hernandez will be charged with resisting arrest, threatening a police officer, and arson.

If anyone has information about this incident or witnesses the incidient, they are encouraged to call Oxnard PD at (805) 385-7740.

Date / Time Prepared: 12-21-13 / 1600 hours



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