DATE: June 27, 11:45 P.M.
SUBJECT: Gang Member / Prohibited Person Arrested for Firearms and Narcotics
LOCATION: 2500 block of Saviers Road
CONTACT: Martin Cook, Sergeant
(805) 385-7600 | email@example.com
On June 27, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) and K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop of a blue Chevy Malibu for a vehicle code violation at the 2500 block of Saviers Road. The Driver and rear passenger, Rodolfo Hernandez (26yrs) were contacted in the vehicle. Hernandez is a known criminal street gang member within the City of Oxnard. Hernandez is on Post Release Supervision in the County of Ventura for assault with a deadly weapon likely to cause great bodily injury or death. Hernandez is also a prohibited person from possession of firearms and/ or ammunition due to prior felony convictions.
As officers approached the vehicle, they could see loose rounds of 9 millimeter ammunition on the rear floorboard where Hernandez was seated. Hernandez had a felony warrant for his arrest, and was taken into custody without incident. During a search of the vehicle, a loaded 9 millimeters “P80” Glock style semi-automatic handgun was located in the back seat of the vehicle along with two additional loaded handgun magazines.
Hernandez was also found in possession of Xanax and methamphetamine. Hernandez was arrested for various firearms and narcotics related offenses.
Hernandez is currently in the Post Release Offender Program, created by Assembly Bill 109 – the 2011 Public Safety Realignment – which was effective October 1, 2011. This program mandates that individuals sentenced to non-violent, non-serious (irrespective of priors) or non-sex offenses will serve their sentences in county jails instead of state prison. The public should be aware that release under AB 109 is based on the offender’s most recent committing offense. Prior convictions are not considered.
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.
DATE / TIME PREPARED: June 28, 2020 / 0120 hours