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Oxnard police arrest gang member for loaded handgun

edwin garcia
Oxnard Police Department
Edwin Garcia, 19, of Oxnard
Oxnard Police Department
The Glock officers recovered from Edwin Garcia's possessions.

OXNARD, Calif. - The Oxnard Police Department Special Enforcement Unit (or gang unit) responded to a parked vehicle in the south alley of the 300 block of Canterbury Way.

The incident occurred at 3:55 p.m. on Friday. The officers found four subjects by the illegally parked car drinking alcohol in public.

Officers identified one of the four as 19-year-old Edwin Garcia and determined that Garcia and the other three were known criminal street gang members in Oxnard.

The officers searched the parked car and reportedly found a loaded 40 caliber Glock 23 handgun in Garcia's possessions.

Police said the Glock was determined to be a finished 80 percent frame Glock and was not registered to Garcia.

Garcia was arrested that afternoon for various firearm related charges.

If you have any information regarding this case or other criminal activity, you are encouraged to contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600.

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