On Thursday, December 2, 2021 at approximately 6:15 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) were conducting uniformed gang enforcement in the area of Hobson Way and Seventh Street when they conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 700 block of Hobson Way. Officers contacted the driver, Andres Ibarra (20yrs). Ibarra is a known criminal street gang member within the City of Oxnard. Ibarra is currently on probation in the County of Ventura for firearms possession.
Officers conducted a probation search of Ibarra and his vehicle. During the search, officers located a loaded 9 millimeter Glock-style Polymer 80 semi-automatic handgun with a laser sight attachment and additional loose 9 millimeter rounds of ammunition concealed in the vehicle. Polymer 80 semi-automatic handguns are commercially sold as incomplete, without serial numbers, and must be further manufactured to make them into functioning firearms. Ibarra was arrested for various felony firearm related charges.
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.