News release - 3/1/2014

Published 3/1/2014 (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: Vehicle tampering, stolen property and assault arrest
DATE/TIME: 03/01/2014 @ 0700
LOCATION: 2nd Street and H Street
VICTIM(S): Oxnard Resident
SUSPECT(S): 16-year-old Port Hueneme resident
PREPARED BY: Chris Inglehart, Sergeant
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Oxnard Police Communications, 805-385-7740

DETAILS:
 
On 03/01/2014 at 0700 hours officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to 2nd and H Streets reference a possible interrupted auto burglary.  Several residents had confronted the suspect inside of a vehicle.  The suspect got out, attempted to strike one of the witnesses with a bat, and then fled the area. 
 
Officers responded to the area and were directed to the suspect’s location by an alert witness.  The suspect, a 16-year-old Port Hueneme resident, was taken into custody without incident.  A search of his property revealed property stolen from a previous auto burglary.  The suspect was booked at Ventura County Juvenile Hall for vehicle tampering, assault with a dangerous weapon, and possession of stolen property.
 
The Oxnard Police Department encourages residents to be partners in public safety as part of the Operation Safer and Stronger initiative.  This is an excellent example of a witness who saw suspicious activity, called the police, and provided the appropriate information.
 
If anyone has more information on this incident, you are encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at 385-7600.  If someone wishes to remain anonymous, they can call the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070 or the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 and www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.aspx to submit a tip via text or e-mail.
 
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  03/01/2014 @ 1549



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