On June 3rd, at approximately 7:15 p.m. officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) and Oxnard K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a suspected traffic violation in the 1100 blk. of South Oxnard Blvd. The driver was identified as Bardomiano Sanchez, 29 years, Oxnard resident, and the passenger was identified as Jose Diaz, 25 years, Oxnard resident.  Sanchez was found to be on parole for voluntary manslaughter and is a documented Oxnard criminal street gang member. 

Officers searched the vehicle pursuant to Sanchez’ parole terms and located a loaded handgun inside the vehicle.  The serial numbers to the firearm had been removed.  Diaz was charged with possessing a handgun with an obliterated serial number, and possession of a loaded handgun, a felony.  Sanchez was charged with violating the terms of his parole.