On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the police was dispatched to the 1300 block of Sombra Way regarding a suspect, later identified as 37-year old Joseph Barkley, Oxnard resident, who unlawfully entered the victim’s residence. As officers responded, they were advised that Barkley fled the residence and was being chased by neighbors.
Officers arrived and were told that Barkley ran into and illegally entered a residence in the 1200 block of Opalo Drive. Officers quickly set up a perimeter and made verbal contact with the suspect. Barkley told officers that he was armed with a shotgun. Officer’s made several attempts to convince Barkley to surrender to police peacefully; however, Barkley refused. Officers from the Oxnard Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) entered the residence and took Barkley into custody with the assistance of Police K9 Rocky. Barkley was arrested and charged with residential burglary and trespassing.
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.