El Rio - Detectives Discover Stolen Vehicle Chop Shop
4/9/2014 2:00:00 PM
Nature of Incident:
4900 Block of Joan Way, Oxnard, El Rio area
Date & Time:
04-04-2014 / 1430 hrs.
Sheriff's Gang Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty (D)ecedent
City of Residence
S- Luis 'Mosquito' Lomeli
On 4/4/2014, the Sheriff's Gang Unit with the assistance of Ventura County Sheriff's Headquarters Station Detectives, Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail, Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Detail and the Ventura County Auto Theft Task Force served a search warrant in the 4900 block of Joan Way in the unincorporated community of Oxnard known as El Rio. Members of the Sheriff's Gang Unit received information Luis Lomeli was living at the residence and operating a stolen vehicle 'chop shop' at the location. Detectives had information Lomeli was possibly armed with a sawed-off rifle. Lomeli is currently on Ventura County Probation for narcotics charges, violation of the gang injunction, and resisting arrest. Lomeli's probation terms make him prohibited from possessing any firearms.
During the search warrant, five firearms were located and confiscated. The firearms included two sawed-off .22 caliber rifles, two handguns, and one rifle. Detectives located the remnants of a dismantled Chevrolet truck which had been stolen previously out of the City of Oxnard and stolen license plates. A second truck with obvious indications of vehicle tampering was also found.
Because Lomeli was not at the location during the service of the search warrant, detectives would like to speak with him about the property. Anyone with information about the residence or the location of Luis Lomeli is encouraged to contact Sheriff's Gang Unit Detective Holt at (805) 797-7533.
Deputy J. Holt
Media Release Date:
Sergeant Jeremy Paris (805) 654-3551
Captain Patti Salas
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 this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).