On Friday, July 1, 2016 at 9:45 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit) were conducting uniform gang enforcement in 100 block of North Rose Avenue in the East Alley. Officers noticed a group of subjects loitering in the alley and went to contact them.
When officers approached the subjects they quickly ran away in different directions. A short foot pursuit ensued and Roberto Madrigal ran west bound across Rose Avenue. Madrigal discarded a loaded firearm during the foot pursuit. Madrigal was apprehended and the firearm was recovered. Madrigal also had 31 rounds of ammunition in his possession.
Madrigal, 19, was arrested for being a prohibited felon in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, and for being in violation of the Colonia Injunction.
The Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit is committed to reducing gang crimes and gun violence in the City of Oxnard through the strict enforcement of laws specifically targeting known, active gang members residing in the city. Citizens are reminded to contact the Police Department when they observe suspicious activity or are witnesses to a crime.
The Oxnard Police Department continues to encourage residents to be partners in public safety as part of the Operation Safer and Stronger initiative. 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 (805) 222-8477. You can also visit this site http://www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.apx to submit at tip via text or email.