DATE: June 19, 2020, 8:00 a.m.
SUBJECT: Three Arrested in Connection with Two Vehicle Thefts
LOCATION: 800 block of Wooley Road, Oxnard
SUSPECT: Arturo Pedro, age 48, Oxnard resident
Fernando Salinas, age 31, Oxnard resident
Christopher Russel, age 32, Oxnard resident
CONTACT: Rocky Marquez, Sergeant
(805) 385-7600 | email@example.com
On June19, at 8:00 a.m., Oxnard Police Officers responded to a report of a stolen commercial van in the area of Ninth St. and F Street, in Oxnard. Upon checking the area, the stolen van was observed entering a parking lot in the 800 block of W. Wooley Rd. The driver, Arturo Pedro, exited the van and approached a sedan which had also parked in the parking lot. Officers contacted and arrested Arturo Pedro for unlawfully driving a stolen vehicle.
The driver of the sedan, Fernando Salinas and passenger Christopher Russell, were also contacted. Further investigation revealed that the sedan was a previously reported stolen vehicle. Fernando Salinas was also found to be on probation for motor vehicle theft, to have two outstanding felony warrants related to vehicle theft and was out on $0 bail for an arrest for unlawfully driving a stolen vehicle, which occurred on May, 25, 2020. Salinas was arrested for the unlawful driving of a stolen vehicle and the two outstanding warrants. Christopher Russel is a Post Release Offender (PRO) for a previous charge of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. A probation search of Russell’s person produced stolen property which was determined to have been taken from a third outstanding stolen vehicle. Russell was arrested for possession of stolen property and violating the terms of his probation, a felony.
Anyone with information regarding this case or other criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org , and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity. You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You can remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: June 19, 2020 / 1000 hours