News release - 7/10/2014

Published 7/11/2014 (all press releases for this day)

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Possession of Handgun Arrest
DATE/TIME: 7-10-14 / 2016 hours
LOCATION: First Street near Roosevelt Avenue
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S): Ivan Moreno, 21 years, Oxnard resident
WITNESS(ES): None
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): Bicycle
LOSS: N/A
PREPARED BY: Marty Meyer, Commander
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Marty Meyer, (805) 207-7078, martin.meyer@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:

On 7-10-14, at 2016 hours, an officer stopped Ivan Moreno, 21 years, Oxnard resident, for a traffic violation as Moreno rode his bicycle on First Street near Roosevelt Avenue. Once stopped Moreno's hand movements suggested he may have been concealing a weapon. The officer conducted a pat down and located a loaded handgun. Moreno was arrested and charged with a number of weapon-related offenses including possessing a concealed loaded firearm.

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 Crime Unit, to proactively remove firearms from prohibited persons within the city. The objective of this initiative and FAST is to reduce gun violence in Oxnard through education, intervention, and enforcement.

Persons with additional information may call the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070, or contact the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. Persons can also visit the website at http://www.venturacountycrimestopper.org/contact.aspx.

Date / Time Prepared: 7-10-14 / 2300 hours



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