On Friday, March 18, 2022, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) responded to the 300 blk. of East Fir Ave. in Oxnard, to conduct a parole search on Gilbert Vasquez, 45-year-old Oxnard resident . Vasquez is a documented Oxnard criminal street gang member who is on parole for firearms possession, grand theft, and conspiracy.
Officers contacted Vasquez in a motorhome that was parked in the south alley of his residence. Vasquez was in the company of three additional documented criminal street gang members. The occupants of the motorhome were removed from the vehicle so that officers could conduct the parole search. Officers located two loaded handguns in the vehicle. One of the handguns was a loaded .45 caliber Glock-style Polymer 80 semi-automatic handgun. Polymer 80 semi-automatic handguns are sold commercially as incomplete, without serial numbers, and must be further manufactured to make them into functioning firearms. The second handgun found in the motorhome was a 9-millimeter Ruger semi-automatic handgun.
Vasquez was taken into custody for violating the terms of his parole. Officers arrested Anthony Molina, 36-year-old Ventura resident, for possessing one of the firearms found in the motorhome. Officers arrested the two remaining occupants for a misdemeanor warrant and for possession of methamphetamine.
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.