Oxnard | Road Rage Incident leads to Firearm and Narcotics Arrest

Oxnard Police Department – Incident Press Release

On September 7, at approximately 2:45p.m., Officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to the area of Hemlock Street and Ventura Road reference a subject that brandished a firearm towards the victim.  This incident stemmed from a road rage incident that occurred just previously to the brandishing.  The brandishing occurred in the 400 block of South Ventura Road

As officers were speaking with the victim, officers from the Port Hueneme Police Department observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle in the area of Channel Islands Boulevard and Ventura Road, and stopped the vehicle in the 1400 block of East Channel Islands Boulevard.  During this stop, a witness told officers that the driver of the car, identified as Israel Olguin, 26 year old Oxnard resident, threw a firearm out of the vehicle prior to yielding for the officers.  Officers retrieved the firearm, a loaded .22 caliber handgun. 

Olguin was positively identified by the victim as the subject who brandished a firearm towards him.  The victim’s young daughter was also with the victim during the brandishing. 

An Oxnard Police Service Dog (PSD) assisted with the search of the suspect vehicle.  PSD “Capone” located a significant amount of a substance suspected to be heroin in the vehicle.  Officers also located other items consistent with the sale of the drug inside the vehicle, as well as a large amount of cash found on the suspect. 

Olguin was arrested by Oxnard PD for several violations, including possessing a firearm in a vehicle (a misdemeanor), brandishing a firearm (a misdemeanor), possessing a controlled substance for sale (felony), possessing a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm (felony), transportation of a controlled substance for sale (felony), and child endangerment (felony). 

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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