On Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:50 a.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit were working gang enforcement Rose Park area of the city. While in the area of Rose Avenue and Emerson Avenue a traffic stop was conducted for a vehicle code violation. The driver was Victor Aguiar, 22. Aguiar was subsequently arrested for a vehicle code violation. During a search of his vehicle a loaded semi-automatic handgun was located. Aguiar was additionally arrested for several firearm related violations. Aguiar is associated with a known criminal street gang. A passenger in the vehicle was released at the scene.
The Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit is committed to reducing gang crimes and violence in the City of Oxnard through the strict enforcement of laws specifically targeting known, active gang members in the city. Citizens are reminded to contact the Police Department when they observe suspicious activity or are witnesses to a crime.