Oxnard police on Monday arrested a man who they said broke into an unoccupied home, went to sleep in the bedroom and then scuffled over a gun with officers who responded.
Two officers went to the 1100 block of Poplar Street at 4:20 a.m. to investigate a report of trespassing at a home where the resident was away. They found John Maestas, 26, asleep, police said.
After he was awakened, Maestas rolled over to reveal that he had a gun in his pocket, police said. When the officers drew their weapons, the suspect grabbed the gun of one officer, police said.
A violent struggle followed, causing minor injuries to the officers and to Maestas, who was treated at a hospital before being booked into Ventura County Jail, police said.