News release - 1/16/2014

Published 1/16/2014 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Firearms and Narcotic Arrest
DATE/TIME: 1/15/14 at 2318 hrs.
LOCATION: Channel Islands Blvd. @ Dupont Street
SUSPECT(S): Angel Garcia, 19 years
Angel Barden, 19 years
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): 2013 Silver Nissan Sentra
PREPARED BY: Neail Holland, Sergeant
Commander Eduardo M. Miranda, (805) 385-7600


On 1/15/14, at about 2318hrs, Oxnard Police Officer Mike Gens was conducting traffic enforcement on Channel Islands Boulevard in Oxnard.  He stopped and detained a vehicle for speeding and contacted both occupants.  The passenger, Angel Barden, had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and was arrested. 
Following the arrest, and exercising Barden’s probation terms allowing the vehicle to be searched, a loaded firearm was found under the passenger seat where Barden had been seated.  Barden was searched and about two and a half grams of methamphetamine was found in his pocket.
The rest of the vehicle was searched and about nine ounces of marijuana was found in the trunk, along with packaging and a scale.
Angel Garcia, the driver, was arrested for transportation and possession of marijuana for sale. Barden, the passenger, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a loaded firearm. Both were booked into Ventura County Jail.
  DATE / TIME PREPARED:  1/16/14 0600 hours

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