Search Warrant Operation In Oxnard Gang Probe Turns Up Armed Robbery Suspect, 4 Others

Friday May 24, 2019

    Oxnard police say what started out as an investigation into a criminal street gang's felony vandalism activities resulted in five arrests, including the suspect in an armed robbery at a donut shop.

   Police say it started Friday afternoon with a traffic stop that led to the arrests of 20-year-old Robert Gonzales of Oxnard and a 13-year-old from Oxnard.

   Both were arrested for vandalism and street terrorism.

   Right after that, the SWAT Team with their armored vehicle, a K-9, and investigators from the Oxnard PD's Violent Crimes Unit, served a search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of Kamala Street.

   They arrested 20-year-old Joshua Torres of Oxnard on drug charges.

   But two other males in the residence refused to come out and that started a standoff.

   About 45 minutes later, one of those males, 31-year-old David Gonzales of Oxnard, came out and was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant and resisting arrest.

   And then about 40 minutes after that, the other male, 23-year-old Jose Torres of Oxnard, came out of the residence and was arrested for resisting arrest.

   But during the investigation, detectives recognized Jose Torres as the suspect in a robbery that happened around 3:40 AM Friday at Oxnard Donuts at 2510 Saviers Road in which the suspect brandished a knife at stole property from two victims.

   He was also charged with armed robbery.