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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Monday October 15th, 2018 :: 04:27 p.m. PDT


News Story - Gang Member Arrest

Nature of Incident: Gang Member in Possession of Illegal Firearms and Narcotics for Sales Report Number: RB# 18-158670 Location: 500 Block of Collins Street, El Rio Date & Time: 10/09/2018 1100 Hours Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s K9 Unit / Sheriff’s Gang Unit (S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty (D)ecedent City of Residence Age (S) Palazuelos, Adolfo Oxnard 27 Narrative: On October 9, 2018, members of the Sheriff’s Gang Unit were assisting in an investigation in El Rio. During the course of the investigation, Detectives obtained information that a wanted subject was hiding in a camper trailer at a multi-unit residential complex in the 500 block of Collins Street in El Rio. The subject was identified as Adolfo Palazuelos and an active felony warrant for his arrest was confirmed. Palazuelos is a self-admitted “active” gang member. Detectives surrounded the camper trailer and with the assistance of the Sheriff’s K9 Unit, gained compliance from Palazuelos who exited the trailer and was arrested for the warrant without incident. A search of the trailer was completed and a loaded firearm was located which was later confirmed to be a reported stolen out of Thousand Oaks. A search warrant was obtained for a secured safe located in the trailer. The search warrant was executed and an additional illegally possessed firearm was located along with an ounce and half of methamphetamine. Palazuelos was charged with two counts of illegal firearm possession, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, illegal firearm transfer and possession for sales of a controlled substance. Palazuelos is currently being held on a $110,000 bail. Anyone with further information regarding this investigation or any gang and illegal firearm information is encouraged to contact Detective Erik Hernandez at 805-654-2856. HEADQUARTERS STATION CAPTAIN TODD INGLIS SHERIFF GEOFF DEAN Page 2 of 2 Prepared by: Detective Erik Hernandez #4533 News Release Date: 10/15/2018 Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Victor Medina Office: 805-654-3551 Approved by: Captain Todd Inglis Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477). ###

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
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Ventura, CA 93009

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