News release - 2/16/2014

Published 2/16/2014 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Arson Arrest    
DATE/TIME: 2/16/14; 1720 hours
LOCATION: 1100 Block of Mercantile Street
VICTIM(S): 60 year old female
SUSPECT(S): Claudia Mendoza, 42 year old Oxnard Resident
   
   
   
PREPARED BY: Kevin Baysinger, Commander
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Oxnard Police Communications
805-385-7740

DETAILS:
On 2/16/14 at about 1720 hours, the Oxnard Fire Department and the Oxnard Police Department responded to a vehicle fire in the 1200 Block of Mercantile Street.  Once on scene, Police and Fire personnel learned that this was part of a dispute between the victim and the suspect, Mendoza.  Mendoza had lit the tent of the victim on fire, and the fire spread to an adjacent vehicle.  Witnesses pointed out Mendoza to responding officers.  The officers contacted Mendoza, and found evidence on her which was related to the crime. 
 
Mendoza was arrested for an outstanding warrant as well as 451(b)PC, Arson of an Inhabited Structure or Property.  The victim was not injured. 
 
Persons with information regarding this crime are encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at 385-7740. 
 
  DATE / TIME PREPARED:  2/16/2014 2320 hrs.
 



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