News release - 7/5/2014

Published 7/5/2014 (all press releases for this day)

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Firearms and Prohibited Weapons Arrest
DATE/TIME: 7-4-14 / 2330 Hours
LOCATION: 1000 Block King Street, Oxnard, CA
VICTIM(S): State of CA
SUSPECT(S): Michael Silerio, 46-year old Oxnard resident
WITNESS(ES): None
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): Light Blue BMW
LOSS: N/A
PREPARED BY: Sgt. Chris Inglehart
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Sgt. Chris Inglehart, (805) 385-7600

DETAILS:

On July 4th, at approximately 2330 hours, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1000 Block of King Street. Michael Silerio was found driving on a suspended license. Officers conducted an inventory search of the vehicle prior to towing it and located a stun gun and baton. Officers then searched Silerio's residence and located a semi-automatic handgun, rifle, and loaded magazines. Due to Silerio's prior felony conviction, he is prohibited from possessing these items and was charged with several weapons violations.

In an effort to address recent increases 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.

Persons with additional information about this incident should contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7740. To remain anonymous call the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070 or the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.aspx to submit a tip via text or e-mail.

Date / Time Prepared: 7-5-14 / 0247 hours
 



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