News release - 7/17/2014

Published 7/17/2014 (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: Possession of handgun arrest
DATE/TIME: 7-17-14 /1830 hours
LOCATION: "E" Street at Yucca Street
VICTIM(S): State of CA
SUSPECT(S): Anthony Lopez, 22 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 7-17-14, at 1830 hours, officers stopped Anthony Lopez, 22 years, Oxnard resident, for a traffic violation as Lopez rode his bicycle on "E" Street near Yucca Street. Officers conducted a search and found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in Lopez' front pants pocked. Narcotics were also located. Lopez was arrested and charged for a number of weapons-related offenses including possessing a concealed loaded firearm. He was also charged for possessing the narcotics.

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 http://www.ventura countycrimestopper.org/contact.aspx.

Date / Time Prepared: 7-17-14 / 2300 hours 



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