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: Carjacking with an arrest
DATE/TIME: 03/01/2014 @ 1220 hours
LOCATION: Victoria Ave. and Fifth St.
VICTIM(S): Oxnard Resident
SUSPECT(S): Mario Montes, Anna Ramirez (Oxnard residents)
PREPARED BY: Robert Flinn, 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 investigated an incident involving a carjacking. The suspects were identified as Mario Montes and Anna Ramirez. At 1220 hours this date, officers located the suspects and the victim’s vehicle at the Mobile Station, 490 S. Victoria Ave. Suspect Montes attempted to flee from officers and was taken into custody without incident. He was observed discarding a firearm during the chase. Both suspects were arrested for the carjacking and other narcotic related charges.
 
During the foot pursuit, a witness observed Montes discarding the firearm in a trash can and assisted by pointing this out to the police.
 
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 @ 1900



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