On Monday, August 24, at approximately 5:21 p.m. officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) were patrolling the Lemonwood neighborhood.

During their patrol the officers located a known documented criminal street gang member who was known to be on probation for a prior assault with a deadly weapon.  As officers attempted to contact the juvenile to exercise his court ordered search terms, the juvenile fled while holding the front area of his waistband.  Officers ultimately apprehended the juvenile.  Officers retraced the path the juvenile fled and located a loaded handgun. The handgun was found to be stolen out of Ventura. The juvenile was arrested for possessing the loaded stolen handgun.

The Oxnard Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit is committed to reducing gang crimes and gun violence in the City of Oxnard through the strict enforcement of laws specifically targeting known, active gang members residing in the city.  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.