News release - 5/3/2014

Published 5/3/2014 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Arrest of Armed Wanted Person - PRO
DATE/TIME: 5/2/14 at 1530 Hours
LOCATION: 2700 Block Sharon Way, Port Hueneme
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S): Jovan Isiah Mathews, 22 year old Oxnard Resident 
Corrina Tamayo, 34 year old Oxnard Resident
PREPARED BY: Alex Arnett, Sergeant
Sergeant Alex Arnett (805) 486-6211

On 5/2/14 at approximately 1530 hours, Oxnard Police detectives and members of the Oxnard Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) arrested a Post Release Offender (PRO) who was wanted for an outstanding felony warrant.
Jovan Isiah Mathews was first spotted by detectives assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) in the 2700 block of Sharon Drive, in the City of Port Hueneme. Mathews was observed getting into a sedan that was about to leave the area when SEU officers were called to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. Mathews was found crouched down attempting to hide in the backseat of the vehicle. After he was handcuffed, SEU officers searched Mathews and found he was in possession of two loaded and concealed handguns.

Mathews was arrested for his outstanding felony warrant, but also faces additional charges including possession of concealed firearms, felon in possession firearms and additional weapons charges.
The driver of the vehicle, 34 year old Corrina Tamayo of Oxnard, was arrested for violation of her probation terms.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  5/2/14 2330 Hours


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