News release - 7/20/2014

Published 7/20/2014 (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: Arrest of Parolee in Possession of a Firearm and Narcotics
DATE/TIME: July 20, 2014/7:30 PM
LOCATION: 3000 block of Saviers Road
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S): Arthur Chavira, 22 year old Ventura resident
Joel Alejo, 22 year old Camarillo resident
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): Released
PREPARED BY: Bill Crisostomo, Sergeant
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Bill Crisostomo, Sergeant, (805) 385-7600
Bill.crisostomo@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:

On July 20, 2014 at approximately 7:30 PM hours, officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Saviers Road. Arthur Chavira fled from the vehicle and was detained after a foot pursuit. Chavira had a felony warrant for violation of parole and was in possession of narcotics.
 
During a search of the vehicle a loaded handgun was recovered.
 
Chavira was arrested for the felony warrant, firearm, and narcotics violations.
 
A second passenger in the vehicle Joel Alejo was arrested for narcotics violations.
 
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.



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