Oxnard: Person Arrested with a Loaded Firearm in a Vehicle

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On February 23, 2018, at approximately 12:39 a.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Carty Drive and Robert Avenue for a traffic violation.

Officers contacted the occupants of the vehicle and learned that a passenger, Joseph Perez (22 year old Oxnard resident), was on active probation with search terms and had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest.  During a search incident to arrest, Officers discovered that Perez possessed methamphetamine concealed inside his clothing.  Perez was arrested for his warrant and for possession of a controlled substance.

An additional passenger, Reuben Vaca (23 year old Oxnard resident), was found to have a loaded firearm concealed in his waist band and was arrested for felony charges related to the possession of the firearm.    

The Oxnard Police Department’s is committed to reducing gun violence in the City of Oxnard through the strict enforcement of laws.  Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or 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.

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