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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday March 20th, 2019 :: 12:27 p.m. PDT

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Media Release - Attempt Homicide / Gang Arrests

Nature of Incident: Attempt Homicide Arrests
Report Number: 19-18886, 19-31660, OXPD 19-19912
Location: Oxnard, CA
Date & Time: March 15, 2019 07:00
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Gang Unit
Oxnard Police Department
Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
 
 
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age
(S1)Jose Castanon
(S2)Sergio Ramos
(S3)Manuel Alcala
(S4)Jose Tellez
(S5)Gerard Ortiz
(S6)Male Juvenile
Oxnard
Oxnard
Oxnard
Oxnard
Oxnard
Oxnard
25
20
19
20
34
16
 
Narrative:
 
During the past two months, detectives from the Sheriffs Gang Unit and Oxnard Police Department conducted investigations into several gang-related shootings.  Through the investigation, detectives learned it was the same suspects committing these violent and felonious crimes throughout the various jurisdictions.  The suspects were believed to actively “hunt” for victims during their violent spree.

On March 15 and 17, 2019, with the assistance of the Oxnard Police Department and the Sheriff’s Major Crime’s Bureau, search warrants were executed at various locations in Oxnard. During the execution of the search warrants, detectives seized 3 firearms, ammunition, and gang indicia resulting in the arrest of 5 suspects.


Jose Castanon was booked into custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Main Jail for two counts of 664/187(a) PC - Attempt Homicide, two counts of 182(a)(1) PC- Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, 246 PC- Shooting at Occupied Building, 27545 PC-Unlawful transfer of a Firearm, 25850(a) PC- Carrying a loaded firearm on One’s Person, 25850(c)(6) Carrying a loaded
 
 
 
 
unregistered firearm, and 186.22(a) PC-Street Terrorism. Castanon is currently being held on a $1,000,000 bail.
 
Sergio Ramos was booked into custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Main Jail for charges of 664/187(a) PC - Attempt Homicide, 182(a)(1) PC- Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, two counts of 29800(a)(1) PC- Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, 27545 PC-Unlawful transfer of a Firearm, 30305(a)(1) PC- Possession of Ammunition by a Felon, and 186.22(a) PC-Street Terrorism. Ramos is currently being held on a $1,000,000 bail.
 
Manuel Alcala was booked into custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Main Jail for 664/187(a) PC - Attempt Homicide, 182(a)(1) PC- Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, and 186.22(a) PC Street Terrorism. Alcala is currently being held on a $1,000,000 bail.
 
Jose Tellez was booked into custody at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Main Jail for 245(a)(2) PC – Assault with a Firearm, 182(a)(1) PC- Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, and 186.22(a) PC Street Terrorism. Alcala is currently being held on a $100,000 bail.
 
The male juvenile was arrested and lodged at Juvenile Justice Center for 664/187(a) PC - Attempt Homicide, 182(a)(1) PC- Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, and 186.22(a) PC Street Terrorism.
 
While at a one of the search warrant locations, Gerard Ortiz was also contacted and arrested for an outstanding local warrant.


The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information regarding this investigation or who has any information relating to gangs and illegal firearms is encouraged to contact Detective Jauregui at 805-654-2856.
 
     
Prepared by: Sergeant Victor Medina  
News Release Date: 03/19/19  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Senior Deputy Ernan Jauregui
Sheriff’s Gang Unit
805-654-2856
 
 
Approved by:
 
 
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Todd Inglis
 
 
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Ventura, CA 93009

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