Another Stolen Vehicle Arrest in Oxnard

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

Hector Hill

On January 14, 2019, at approximately 5:09 a.m. an officer with the Oxnard Police Department observed a white 2016 Hyundai parked in the 100 block of South Rose Avenue.  Hector Hill, 24 year old Oxnard resident, was contacted as he was removing items from the vehicle.  The investigation revealed that the vehicle was a reported stolen vehicle that had been taken while the keys had been left inside the vehicle. 

Hector Hill was arrested and booked into Ventura County Main Jail for the unlawful taking/driving of a motor vehicle (California Vehicle Code 10851) and possession of stolen property (California Penal Code 496d (a)). Two additional occupants of the vehicle were released at the scene. 

Our city is currently experiencing a significant increase in stolen vehicles. To combat the problem, the Police Department is prioritizing taking a proactive comprehensive approach in the prevention, enforcement, and investigation of stolen vehicles.

A significant percentage of the stolen vehicles are preventable. The Oxnard Police Department would like to remind residents of the following tips to prevent a vehicle from being stolen: 

  • Never leave your car unlocked, not even for a minute.
  • Never leave your keys in the car, even if you think they are really “hidden.”
  • Don’t leave your car idling and unattended because it is unnecessary (it doesn’t get cold enough here), it is unsafe, illegal, and someone can steal your car.
  • Wheel locks, brake pedal locks and steering wheel locks are also effective.

If anyone has any information regarding stolen vehicles please contact Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or to submit a tip via text or email.

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