During the month of January, 2022, the Oxnard Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) began an investigation into narcotics activity occurring at a residence located in the 1400 block of West Date Street. During the investigation, detectives identified the resident, Jesus Rangel, a 43-year-old Oxnard resident, as allegedly being involved in narcotics sales. Detectives also learned that Rangel had a felony warrant issued for his arrest for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Detectives authored a search warrant for Rangel’s residence.
On February 1, 2022, with the assistance of the Oxnard SWAT team, Oxnard K9 Unit, Oxnard Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unit (UAV), and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, DEU Detectives served a search warrant at the residence. During the service of the search warrant, police stated that Rangel fled out of the rear garage and into the main residence.
SWAT Officers attempted to make contact with the occupants for several minutes and four occupants exited the residence. For over two hours, Rangel refused to exit the residence. SWAT officers put chemical irritants inside of the residence in an attempt to gain compliance. After approximately five minutes of the irritants being placed inside of the residence, Rangel broke out a rear window of the residence and surrendered to the officers.
DEU detectives responded to the residence after all of the subjects were detained to complete the investigation. During a search of the residence, detectives located two loaded firearms, large amounts of US Currency, narcotics, and indicia of narcotics sales. Jesus Rangel was arrested for a felony warrant regarding his Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for being a felon in possession of a firearm, narcotics sales, and several additional firearms related charges.