News release - 8/19/2014

Published 8/19/2014 (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 – Felon in Possession of a Firearm
DATE/TIME: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:15 p.m.
LOCATION: 500 Block of Hill St
SUSPECT(S): Valadez, Alexandro, Oxnard Resident
PREPARED BY: Scott Hebert, Commander

DETAILS:

On Tuesday August 18, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Oxnard police officers responded to the 500 block of Hill St. regarding subjects drinking and disturbing. When officers arrived on scene, Alexandro Valadez was contacted and found to be in possession of a concealed handgun. Valadez is also a convicted felon, which is an additional violation.
 
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.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7740.
 
 
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  August 19, 2014 at 2:00 a.m.



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