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July 8, 1994 | JEFF McDONALD
Hundreds of antique cars and street rods will be on display Sunday outside the Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife when the Oxnard Police Department is host of the fifth annual Cops & Cruisers Car Show. The event is a fund-raiser for various youth organizations, including Casa Pacifica, a Camarillo shelter for abused children.
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February 6, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
An Oxnard man was arrested on suspicion of knocking his wife unconscious in front of their two small children and sexually assaulting her, police said Thursday. The woman was being treated a local hospital, where she told investigators that her estranged husband,  had attacked her Wednesday at her Oxnard home, Det. Luis McArthur of the Oxnard Police Department said. The man "had been previously convicted on a domestic violence charge and served time in prison," McArthur said in a statement.
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February 20, 1997
The widow of Oxnard Police SWAT Officer James Rex Jensen Jr., slain by a fellow officer in a botched drug raid, filed a $15-million federal civil rights lawsuit against the department Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. "This is the only way I feel I can get some peace of mind and find out what really happened to my husband," said Jennifer Jensen at a news conference. Her husband was mistakenly shot and killed by fellow SWAT team member Sgt. Dan Christian in the raid last March.
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September 19, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 33-year-old Oxnard father was arrested on suspicion of felony physical child abuse after his 8-year-old daughter accused him of injuring her, police said Thursday. Juan Jesus Martinez was taken into custody after investigators received information Wednesday that a child had been injured by her father, according to the Oxnard Police Department. "The victim told investigators that her father had hurt her and caused her injuries," police officials said in a statement. Police did not specify how the child was injured.
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April 7, 1990 | CAROL WATSON
County narcotics officers concluded a three-month investigation this week with the arrests of five Oxnard residents on drug charges. Officers from the Oxnard Police Department, Ventura County Sheriff's Department, Port Hueneme Police Department and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency searched two houses in Oxnard and one in Port Hueneme, said Sgt. Frank Devorick of the Oxnard Police Department.
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February 6, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
An Oxnard man was arrested on suspicion of knocking his wife unconscious in front of their two small children and sexually assaulting her, police said Thursday. The woman was being treated a local hospital, where she told investigators that her estranged husband,  had attacked her Wednesday at her Oxnard home, Det. Luis McArthur of the Oxnard Police Department said. The man "had been previously convicted on a domestic violence charge and served time in prison," McArthur said in a statement.
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November 2, 1995 | ANDREW D. BLECHMAN
The Oxnard Police Department is accepting unwanted guns from local residents. The new push for firearm collection stems from a plea from talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who recently aired a program on the dangers of guns. Winfrey contacted police stations throughout the country and asked them to encourage citizens to relinquish their guns. All firearms returned to the Oxnard Police Department will be destroyed without question. For more information, call 385-7683.
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September 19, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 33-year-old Oxnard father was arrested on suspicion of felony physical child abuse after his 8-year-old daughter accused him of injuring her, police said Thursday. Juan Jesus Martinez was taken into custody after investigators received information Wednesday that a child had been injured by her father, according to the Oxnard Police Department. "The victim told investigators that her father had hurt her and caused her injuries," police officials said in a statement. Police did not specify how the child was injured.
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January 20, 1996 | ANDREW D. BLECHMAN
The Oxnard Police Department will conduct its first traffic sobriety tests of 1996 at a checkpoint today in south Oxnard. The Police Department just completed its first year of DUI checkpoints as part of a campaign to remove drunk and unlicensed drivers from the city's roadways before they are involved in accidents. More than 12,400 drivers were screened at 14 checkpoints in 1995, with 73 suspected drunk drivers arrested and 374 drivers receiving citations for license violations, police said.
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December 23, 1993
The Oxnard Police Department and members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department evacuated a portion of the 1200 block of Stellar Drive in Oxnard after discovering explosives in the area, an Oxnard police spokesman said. Acting on a tip, two Oxnard probation officers found what appeared to be seven sticks of dynamite or TNT stuffed in a plastic bag next to a dumpster, the spokesman said. The pair reportedly evacuated the area and called the Ventura County Bomb Squad.
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November 22, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The family of a sunbather who was run over and killed by a police beach patrol vehicle has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the city for $2.75 million. Cindy Conolly was run over and killed by a police Chevrolet Tahoe on June 12, 2006, while relaxing on Mandalay Beach. She had attended her son's ocean-side wedding a day earlier at Embassy Suites Mandalay resort.
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January 25, 2007 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
An Oxnard police officer who ran over and killed a female sunbather while on beach patrol in an SUV will not face criminal charges, though the accident is a "great tragedy," the Ventura County district attorney's office said Wednesday. Senior Officer Frank Brisslinger drove a Chevy Tahoe directly over Cindy Conolly, 49, as she lay on Mandalay Beach last June. But prosecutors cannot prove that he was driving negligently at the time of the incident, according to a 54-page report released by Dist.
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December 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The family of a woman killed when a police beach patrol vehicle ran over her while she was sunbathing has filed a $10-million negligence lawsuit against the city. The suit, filed Monday in Ventura County Superior Court, accuses the city and its police force of seven counts of negligence in the death of Cindy Conolly of Sioux City, Iowa. The counts include not having a beach-driving policy and insufficiently training officers to drive on the beach.
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September 5, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
An Oxnard man remained in critical but stable condition Monday after he and three fellow workers were shot during a robbery at a bakery, police said. The gunman, wearing a bandanna, walked into the Panaderia Vanessa near downtown Oxnard shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday, authorities said. He emptied the cash register and then "herded" the workers toward the rear of the store, officials said. When the workers began to run, the gunman opened fire, hitting three of them.
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November 19, 2003 | Sandra Murillo, Times Staff Writer
Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez hit the road this week to lobby for a charter school for troubled children -- and immediately found himself on the defensive. The chief took a verbal lashing Monday night from community educators and activists who complained that he did not consult with them before proposing the school. The fact that the chief is using a school in Los Angeles County as a model for his program didn't help matters. "When did the Police Department become involved [in education]?"
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October 19, 2003 | Holly J. Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
Using a visit by U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer to promote local community policing efforts, Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez on Saturday announced an ambitious plan by his department to create a new charter school for the city's most troubled youths. If successful, the school -- which would recruit high-risk students in the third through eighth grades and mandate parental involvement -- would be the only educational institution of its kind in the country, Lopez said.
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March 28, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY
Investigators with the Oxnard Police Department were looking Thursday for several juveniles believed to have been involved in a drive-by shooting the night before. A 16-year-old boy narrowly escaped serious injury when his head was grazed by a bullet fired from a car in which several young men were riding, an Oxnard Police Department spokesman said. The incident occurred at 8:20 p.m. on the 3500 block of Sutter Drive.
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November 29, 1995
The Oxnard Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in central Oxnard on Friday. Drivers found to be impaired will be arrested and booked, and their vehicles will be impounded. Unlicensed drivers will be cited and their vehicles will also be impounded for up to 30 days. Friday's checkpoint will be the 14th this year in Oxnard. According to police, the stops have led to a nearly 30% drop in alcohol-related traffic collisions during the year.
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July 10, 2003 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
It's not every day that a suspected car thief catches a ride with the victim of the heist, but police said that is what happened this week when a Chevy Blazer was stolen from an Oxnard parking lot. Traffic officers from the Oxnard Police Department said the incident began Tuesday afternoon when Manuel Martinez witnessed his car being stolen from the parking lot where he works at Rose Avenue and 5th Street. Martinez borrowed a vehicle and chased after his car.
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June 14, 2003 | Jenifer Ragland, Times Staff Writer
Police on Friday arrested a 21-year-old Oxnard resident in connection with the stabbing death of a man in front of his home Thursday afternoon. Jose David Corral was being held in Ventura County Jail on suspicion of murder in the death of Joshua Mumford, 21, of Oxnard. Corral's arrest came after a 22-hour investigation by Oxnard Police Department detectives and the city's Violent Crimes Task Force, said Assistant Chief Chuck Hookstra.
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