On Monday  September 28, at approximately 7:42 p.m. officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a suspected traffic infraction in the 600 blk of Meta St.  Upon contacting the occupants, the officers learned that several of them were on supervised release.  The officers removed the occupants and searched the vehicle pursuant to the occupants’ court ordered search terms.  During the search officers located a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle, David Matulich, was arrested for possessing the handgun.  A second occupant in the vehicle, Jose Guerrero, on parole for voluntary manslaughter, was arrested for violating the terms of his parole.  Matulich was searched incident to his arrest for the firearm and officers located usable amounts of methamphetamine and heroin on his person.

“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”, said Oxnard Chief of Police Scott Whitney.  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