DATE: October 16, 3:55 P.M.
SUBJECT: Gang Members Arrested For Firearms Possession
LOCATION: Pacific Avenue, 800 Block
CONTACT: Martin Cook, Sergeant
(805) 385-7600 | email@example.com
On October 16, at approximately 3:55 p.m., Officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) conducted a traffic stop of a grey Audi A4 in the 800 block of Pacific Avenue for a traffic violation. Officers contacted Elias Lucas (19yrs) in the vehicle, and a male juvenile (16yrs) on foot in the area that was associated with the vehicle. Lucas and the juvenile are known criminal street gang members within the City of Oxnard. Both Lucas and the juvenile are currently on probation, and the juvenile is a prohibited person from possession of firearms and ammunition.
Officers conducted a search of the vehicle, and located a loaded GSG .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun concealed in the dash of the vehicle. An additional probation search was conducted at Lucas’ residence in the 3500 block of south “A” Street. During this search, additional .22 caliber ammunition and two high capacity AK-47 magazines were located. The firearm was later found to have been recently stolen out of the City of Oxnard. Lucas and the juvenile were arrested for firearms violations and possession of stolen property.
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.