On Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7 a.m., a white Snyder-Lance delivery truck was making a delivery to the rear of the Vons grocery store at Fifth Street and Ventura Road when an unknown subject stole the full size box truck delivery vehicle. At approximately 1100 hours, an Oxnard resident called the police department to report finding the stolen delivery vehicle possibly abandoned in the middle of the street in front of 1720 Jones Way.
When Officers from the Oxnard Police Department arrived, they found that the vehicle was still in the middle of the street, but an unknown subject, later identified as Jimmy Frederick, was inside the vehicle. Officers attempted to contact Frederick and direct him out of the vehicle, but Frederick refused to exit the vehicle. Frederick then barricaded himself in the rear storage/ hauling area of the covered delivery truck.
After Frederick barricaded himself inside the storage area, officers secured the scene and deployed a non-lethal Pepperball device; however Frederick refused to exit. Additional Officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit/ SWAT Team) and K-9 Unit arrived at the scene a short time later. After an additional forty-five minute stand-off, Frederick finally emerged from his barricaded position inside of the delivery truck. Frederick was refusing to follow surrender commands and officers used an electronic control device (“Taser”) to subdue Frederick. Frederick was then taken into custody without further incident. Frederick was arrested for 10851(a) VC and 148(a) PC.
The Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit (Gang Unit/ SWAT Team) is committed to reducing gang crimes, gun violence and violent crime 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.