News release - 8/12/2014

Published 8/12/2014 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Arrest - Assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 4:31p.m.
LOCATION: 3600 Block of Leeward
VICTIM(S): 55 year old male, Oxnard Resident
SUSPECT(S): Cliff Thieme, 63 years, Port Hueneme Resident
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S): Red Hyundai Elantra
PREPARED BY: Scott Hebert, Commander


On Tuesday August 12, 2014, at approximately 4:31 p.m., Oxnard police officers responded to the 3600 block of Leeward Way regarding a call of shots fired from a red vehicle. When officers arrived on scene, Cliff Thieme was contacted and eventually arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.
Officers learned that the shooting resulted from a “road rage” incident between the suspect and victim at Rice Ave and the 101 freeway. The suspect followed the victim to the 3600 block of Leeward way where an altercation took place. The suspect caused damage to the victim’s vehicle, and at some point during the altercation, produced a handgun and fired one shot in the direction of the victim. The victim was not injured.     
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7740.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  August 12, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.

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