Man arrested after alleged attack on detectives

Oscar Villareal

On Monday, April 13th, 2020, at about 12:25 P.M., Detectives from the Oxnard Police Department were driving in a marked police vehicle in the area of Sixth Street and Meta Street when they observed a female yelling for help. The Detectives stopped to assist the female and observed Oscar Villareal, 52 year old, Oxnard resident, attempting to leave the area. As Detectives attempted to contact Villareal, he produced a 9-inch screwdriver from his pocket and lunged towards one of the detectives. The detective’s retreated and began attempts to negotiate with Villareal and he immediately threw the screwdriver at the other detective. One detective attempted to utilize an electronic control device, however, Villareal was able to break the wires causing minimal effect. Villareal was tackled to the ground and taken into custody without further incident. Neither detective was injured during the incident.

The 9-inch screwdriver used by the suspect during an incident with police.

Officers later learned that Villareal had brandished a weapon at the female victim minutes prior to the detective’s arrival. Villareal was placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and resisting an executive officer, both felonies. This is the sixteenth time Villareal has been arrested in Oxnard in the last twelve months.