News release - 8/1/2014

Published 8/1/2014 (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 Juvenile in Possession of a Firearm 
DATE/TIME: August 1, 2014/9:16 a.m.
LOCATION: 300 Block of Cuesta Del Mar
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S): 16 year old male; Oxnard resident
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): N/A
PREPARED BY: Denise Shadinger, Sergeant
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Denise Shadinger, Sergeant, (805) 385-7600

DETAILS:

On August 1, 2014 at approximately 9:16 a.m., an officer was on patrol in the 300-400 block of Cuesta del Mar. The officer contacted a male juvenile, who immediately fled from the officer. The juvenile was detained after a brief foot pursuit. The juvenile discarded a loaded .22 caliber handgun during the foot pursuit.
 
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:  August 1, 2014/11:00 a.m.



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