Oxnard | Probation Search Uncovers Vehicle Chop Shop; Two Suspects Arrested for Possession of Stolen Vehicles.

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

This last week was a productive week in the Oxnard Police Department’s campaign to lower vehicle theft stats and take those responsible for it into custody.

On March 8, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., a member of the Oxnard Police Department observed a stolen 2004 BMW sedan in the 1900 block of El Cajon Circle. The BMW had been reported stolen earlier in the day.  The driver, James Andrew Juarez, a 33 year old Oxnard resident, was contacted and arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and an outstanding felony warrant.

On March 9, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., residents living in the 5200 block of Jefferson Square reported to the Oxnard Police Department that a suspicious occupied vehicle was parked to the rear of their residence.  Once officers arrived, they were advised by dispatch that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of the city of Tracy, California.  The occupants of the vehicle were contacted by officers and after the subsequent investigation; a 15 year old resident of Tracy was arrested for possessing a stolen vehicle.

On March 13, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., detectives from the Oxnard Police Department and the Ventura County Auto Theft Task force (VenCATT) conducted a probation search of a residence located on the 1400 block of Huntswood Way in Oxnard. The probation search was focused on 25 year old, Jaime Juanes who has a prior criminal record for auto theft and who is currently on probation for drug related offenses.  During the search, multiple dismantled stolen vehicles were located on the property.  These recovered vehicles included stolen vehicles from the cities of Camarillo and Bakersfield.  The investigation is still ongoing.

The Ventura County Auto Theft Task Force (VenCATT) is comprised of members from the California Highway Patrol, Oxnard Police Department, Ventura County District Attorney’s Office, DMV Investigations and the Ventura Police Department.

Help protect yourself and your vehicle from thieves by remembering to:

  • Lock your vehicle and take out your valuables when leaving it.  An unlocked car is an invitation to a thief. 
  • Close all windows – thieves can open vehicles through the smallest of openings.
  • To take your car keys with you. Do not leave them in your car, or leave your car running.

Ventura County law enforcement cannot effectively stop auto theft without the assistance of concerned, responsible residents.  We depend on YOU to call and tell us whenever you see suspicious persons or activity. 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 by selecting the “Report Suspicious Activity” tab located on the homepage. You can also anonymously report vehicle theft activity in Ventura County directly to VenCATT at (805) 620-7211, or via email at 706_vencatt@chp.ca.gov.


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2 Responses to Oxnard | Probation Search Uncovers Vehicle Chop Shop; Two Suspects Arrested for Possession of Stolen Vehicles.

  1. E.H.Shiver March 16, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Something needs to be done about removing the homeless from our city’s, county’s and state. This is the only forum or media I have come across that is accessible. I have considered going to the police department personally to file a report against homeless surrounding my business and intimidating my customers. Somehow I feel that it will only fall on deaf ears. Customers have reported they are afraid to come to my establishment and then there is no where to park because the homeless have set up camp in the parking lot. I have also considered going to city council meeting to speak up about the issue but again I feel it would be to no avail. Worse yet why should a citizen even have to take such actions. This is already a civil matter that we are supposed to be protected from by our elected officials. Where is the protection and civil service that my tax dollars contribute to. I have to worry about my wife being safe at our business. Getting robbed, vandalized, worse raped or killed just for having a business in an area overrun with homeless in a state that has done everything to entice and protect homelessness and criminal activity on our streets yet nothing to protect law abiding tax paying citizens. I have seen them flagrantly using drugs right in the open without a care in the world who observes them or even a police officer might be near by. I am talking intravenous drugs, shooting up right there in the parking lot. I am angry and frustrated that as a law abiding tax paying citizen and business owner for decades that I have no recourse, I have no support from the city or services that my tax dollars contribute too. My wife and I must live in fear and uncertainty of our future and our business. Thank you liberal democratic California for creating a third world country right here inside of what used to be the golden state. I love many things about California but what I am so disgusted with is the criminals being put back on the streets, the homeless everywhere, taxes, liberal progressive left wing politicians and their snowflake constituents. I am seriously considering moving from California after 5 decades of building a life and raising a family I am just sick of California.

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