News Story


Gang Investigation / Multi-location search warrant
6/16/2017 2:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Gang Investigation/ Multi-location search warrant

Report Number:



City of Oxnard, City of Ventura, unincorporated areas of Ventura County

Date & Time:

6/15/2017 0700 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura Sheriff's Gang Unit

Ventura Sheriff's Narcotics and Major Crimes Bureau

Ventura Sheriff's Custody Division Investigators

Oxnard Police Department SWAT Team

Oxnard Police Department Violent Crimes Unit

Ventura Police Department SWAT Team

Ventura Police Department Gang Team

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms


(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Jose Aguilera

Jose Diaz

Rodger Willoughby

Anthony Salas

Gerald Silva

Jeffrey Magdaleno

Joshua Magdaleno

Florentino Rodriguez

Male Juvenile

Male Juvenile





El Rio

El Rio

El Rio



El Rio















At the conclusion of a month long investigation into a street gang based in the unincorporated area of Ventura County, over 80 law enforcement officers served search warrants at 8 locations early on Thursday June 15, 2017.  The criminal street gang that was the target of the investigation has recently been committing robberies, assault with deadly weapons, and illegal weapon & drug possession.  Due to the violent nature of the gang, two locations required members of the Oxnard and Ventura SWAT teams to safely make the arrests and search for weapons.  At each location that the SWAT teams searched, firearms were located.


The search warrants yielded 10 arrests for various weapons violations and warrants for arrest.  A total of 13 firearms were seized, including 2 assault weapons, a Mac-11 assault pistol, and 6 handguns. All of the guns were operable and readily available to members of the gang.  The investigation into the origin of the guns is on-going. 


The Sheriff's Gang Unit, in partnership with the Oxnard and Ventura Police Departments, is committed to reducing violent crimes plaguing many of our communities.  Criminal street gangs are a threat to the safety of the residents of Ventura County.  Members of the public can help us stop the violence and are encouraged to report gang activity to law enforcement or Crime Stoppers.



Prepared by:

Sergeant Brian Slominski, Sheriff's Gang Unit



News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective John Lopez, Sheriff's Gang Unit




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 violent and gang related crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).