News release - 6/29/2014

Published 6/29/2014 (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: Gang member in possession of a loaded firearm
DATE/TIME: 6/28/14  6:00 P.M.
LOCATION: 4600 Block of S. J St.    
VICTIM(S):  
SUSPECT(S): Uriel Barrera
WITNESS(ES):  
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  
LOSS:  
PREPARED BY: Tim Kelley, Sergeant
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
 

DETAILS:

On June 28, at approximately 6:00 p.m. officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit attempted to contact a known gang member on felony probation in the 4600 block of South ‘J’ St. The suspect, Uriel Barrera, fled from officers and attempted to jump a fence into the backyard of a residence.  Barrera was quickly apprehended by the officers and was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun that was concealed in the pocket of his pants.  Barrera is a documented gang member and has prior felony charges, both of which prohibit him from possessing firearms.  Barrera was charged with several weapons related violations and was booked into the Ventura County Jail. 
 
In an effort to address the recent increase in firearms-related crimes, the Oxnard Police Department launched the Operation Safer and Stronger initiative, as well as the Firearms Strike Team (FAST) led by the Violent Crimes Unit, to proactively remove firearms from prohibited persons in the City. The objective of the initiative and FAST is to reduce gun violence in Oxnard through education, intervention, and enforcement.
 
 
  DATE / TIME PREPARED:  6-29-14/ 0130



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