News release - 7/12/2014

Published 7/12/2014 (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: Carjacking
DATE/TIME: 7-12-14 / 2050 Hours
LOCATION: Hill Street near Saviers Road
VICTIM(S): Withheld
SUSPECT(S): Two males and one female, 16 to 18 years
WITNESS(ES): None
VEHICLE(S): Gray '99 Nissan Maxima
LOSS: N/A
PREPARED BY: Marty Meyer, Commander
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Marty Meyer, (805) 207-7078, martin.meyer@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:

On 7-12-14, at 2050 hours, officers contacted the victim of a carjacking. The male victim said he was approached by two males and one female, 16 to 18 years, near Hill Street and Saviers Road. One of the male subjects produced a handgun and forced the victim to drive the victim's gray '99 Nissan Maxima to the 3500 Block of Isle Way. The suspects forced the victim out and fled in the vehicle.

In an effort to address the 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 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 Crime Hotline at (805) 982-7070, or contact the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. Persons can also visit the website http://venturacountycrimestopper.org/contact.aspx.

Date / Time Prepared: 7-12-14 / 2300 hours



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