News release - 8/11/2014

Published 8/11/2014 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Firearm and Drug Arrest
DATE/TIME: 8/11/14; 1430 hours
LOCATION: 100 Block of Roosevelt Avenue
SUSPECT(S): Albert Salazar, 21 year old Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY: Bill Crisostomo, Sergeant
Bill Crisostomo, Sergeant, (805) 385-7600


On August 11, 2014 at approximately 1430 hours, members of the Oxnard Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit were working in the area of Roosevelt Ave and First Street. While at this location they made contact with Albert Salazar. Salazar is known gang member, on probation and is on the Colonia gang injunction.
During the contact Salazar was found to be in possession of a loaded semi-auto handgun, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Salazar was arrested on several firearm and drug related charges along with a violation of the gang injunction.
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 Crimes Unit, to proactively remove firearms from prohibited persons in the City. The objective of the initiative and FAST is to reduce gun violence in Oxnard through education, intervention, and enforcement.
If anyone has more information on this incident, you are encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at 385-7600.  If someone wishes to remain anonymous, they can call the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070 or the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 and to submit a tip via text or e-mail.
An investigation is continuing.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  August 11, 2014/1530

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