Arrest for Child Endangerment and Criminal Threats

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On Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m., the Oxnard Police Department responded to a domestic violence call in the 400 block of Cuesta Del Mar Drive. When our officer arrived he contacted the suspect; Rubicel Jardinez, 22, who was now standing just outside of the apartment. Jardinez was armed with a knife and immediately began shouting aggressively at the officer.
Shortly after contact was made, Jardinez began to walk towards our officer while threatening with the knife. Jardinez then changed the direction he was walking and turned towards a group of children that were standing nearby. The officer used his Electronic Control Device (ECD) to take Jardinez to the ground. At this point other officers arrived and Jardinez struggled before being handcuffed. One officer suffered minor scrapes during the struggle. Jardinez was not injured during the incident.
This is yet another example of our officers using all of the tools available to them to end a violent confrontation with little or no injuries to any of those involved. This incident could have very easily turned deadly but only a minor injury resulted from the event. Jardinez was booked into the Ventura County Jail for domestic violence battery, child endangerment, brandishing a knife, and criminal threats.

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