OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||Enhanced Holiday Enforcement Leads to Arrest of Shoplifter After Foot Pursuit|
|DATE/TIME:||November 29, 2019 / 1725 hours|
|LOCATION:||Home Depot, 401 W. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard|
|SUSPECT:||Joshua Christian Nunnes, 32 years, Oxnard resident|
|PREPARED BY:||Brian Woolley, Sergeant|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Brian Woolley, Sergeant (805) 385-7600|
Each year, during the holiday shopping season, the Oxnard Police Department deploys additional officers to local high volume shopping centers in an effort to prevent and deter criminal activity. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for holiday shoppers.
Tonight, at approximately 5:25 p.m., the Oxnard Police Department received a call from loss prevention employees at Home Depot, 401 W. Esplanade Drive, who described a theft of power tools in progress. The loss prevention employees said they immediately recognized the suspect from prior thefts and again observed him concealing additional store merchandise on his person.
Officers who were patrolling the Esplanade Shopping Center arrived shortly after the call was received and positioned themselves outside the store while communicating with loss prevention employees. A few minutes later, suspect Joshua Nunnes walked outside the store after failing to pay for the merchandise he still had concealed on his person. As officers approached, Nunnes immediately discarded some of the stolen items and ran through the parking lot in an attempt to get away. Officers gave chase and were able to apprehend Nunnes a short distance away.
During a search of Nunnes, he was found to have additional stolen Home Depot merchandise on his person. The total value of the stolen merchandise was over $420. Nunnes was transported to the Ventura County Jail where he was booked on charges of theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.
Anyone with information regarding 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 also 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: November 29, 2019 / 2230 hours