News release - 3/20/2014

Published 3/20/2014 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Bank Robbery
DATE/TIME: March 20, 2014 at approximately 1053 hours
LOCATION: Bank of the West, 371 West Esplanade Drive, Oxnard
VICTIM(S): Bank of the West
SUSPECT(S): Donald Orin Fulton, 44 year old transient
PREPARED BY: Alex Arnett, Sergeant
Detective Jess Aragon (805)385-7547

DETAILS: On 3/20/14 at approximately 1053 hours, Oxnard police officers responded to a robbery that just occurred to the Bank of the West, located at 371 West Esplanade Drive. While officers were responding to the scene, information was obtained from witnesses that the suspect had fled the business with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no weapons used and nobody was injured during the commission of the crime.

Officers and detectives quickly arrived on scene and searched the area for the robbery suspect. Several witnesses provided valuable information to assist officers and detectives with the investigation. Investigators were able to obtain photographic and video evidence from the bank and surrounding businesses. A suspect was then identified and that information was broadcasted to patrol officers searching the area.
A patrol officer searching the 100 block of Esplanade Drive located a person that matched the physical description of the robbery suspect. That person was later identified as 44 year old transient Donald Orin Fulton. Based on video and photographic evidence, as well as eye witness identification, Fulton was arrested for bank robbery. Fulton was also in possession of evidence directly linking him to the robbery.
Oxnard police detectives are still investigating the robbery. If anyone witnessed the robbery or has information about this robbery, they are encouraged to call Detective Jess Aragon at (805) 385-7547.  If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
You can also visit this site to submit a tip via text or email. 

           Donald Orin Fulton

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