Vol. 16, No. 13 – Mar 22 – Apr 4, 2023 – Police Reports

Brandishing a Firearm in Public and Possession of a Loaded Firearm Arrest

On March 20 , the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a call of a subject threatening to use and in possession of a handgun outside of a bar in the downtown area of Ventura in the 300 block of E. Main. Security reported there were several males involved in an altercation, and one subject brandished a handgun after being escorted out of a bar.

Officers arrived within 2 minutes of the call and located the involved parties walking away from the area. As officers made contact the subjects, officers heard the sound of a metallic object hit the ground. Officers conducted a high-risk stop and detained the involved parties.

Officers located a loaded, unregistered revolver under a nearby parked vehicle. An eyewitness to the event identified Salazar (Oscar Salazar (21 years) Oxnard Resident and a Male Juvenile (16 years) Oxnard Resident as the subject that brandished and threatened with the weapon. Salazar was booked at the Ventura County Jail for carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm, brandishing a firearm, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The minor subject was cited and released to a relative for knowingly using another person’s identification.

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