News release - 7/5/2014

Published 7/5/2014 (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: Firearm and Fireworks Arrest
DATE/TIME: 7-4-14 / 2100 Hours
LOCATION: 900 Block of Cooper Road, Oxnard, CA
VICTIM(S): State of CA
SUSPECT(S): Genaro Cortes, 36-year old, Oxnard resident
WITNESS(ES): None
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): N/A
LOSS: N/A
PREPARED BY: Sgt. Chris Inglehart
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Sgt. Chris Inglehart, (805) 385-7600

DETAILS:

On 7-4-14, at approximately 2100 hours, officers responded to the area of the 900 Block of Cooper Road reference subjects using illegal fireworks. Officers contacted Genaro Cortes as he was lighting illegal fireworks. Cortez attempted to leave, interferred with the investigation, and was found to be in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun which was not registered to him. Cortes was arrested for several weapon violations and delaying a peace officer.

In an effort to address the 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-related violence in Oxnard through education, intervention, and enforcement.

Date / Time Prepared: 7-4-14 / 2234 hours



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