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News Story- Felons Arrested for Firearms, Resisting Arrest and Narcotics Violations

Nature of Incident: Felons Arrested for Firearms, Resisting Arrest and Narcotics Violations
Report Number: 22-161667
Location: 200 block of W. Hueneme Road, Oxnard
Date & Time: 12/02/2022 @ 10:45 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Gang Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(S) Guerrero, Cesar
(S) Cerda, Marco
During the month of December 2022, Sheriff’s Gang Unit (SGU) detectives began an investigation into Cesar Guerrero related to illegal firearms. During the investigation, detectives learned Guerrero is a convicted felon and on Ventura County Post Release Offender Status (PROS) with a criminal history that prohibits him for owning or possessing firearms and ammunition.  
On December 2, 2022, detectives located Guerrero with Marco Cerda in Guerrero’s vehicle in the city of Oxnard. Detectives learned Cerda had an outstanding felony PROS warrant for his arrest.
Guerrero and Cerda saw officers and fled in Guerrero’s vehicle. A short distance away, Guerrero and Cerda were involved in a traffic collision in the 200 block of W. Hueneme Road in Oxnard. Guerrero and Cerda fled from the crashed vehicle, detectives pursued them to a nearby open field, and arrested them. 
Detectives conducted a search of Guerrero’s vehicle and located a loaded “Ghost Gun” firearm as well as a small amount of fentanyl. Unregistered firearms such as the one seized are commonly referred to as “Ghost Guns” because they are illegally manufactured firearms that lack serial numbers or markings.
Guerrero and Cerda were booked at the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility for a PROS flash hold and Cerda’s felony warrant.
On December 10, 2022, Sheriff’s Gang Unit detectives supplementally booked Guerrero for multiple firearm, narcotics, and traffic violations. Guerrero remains in custody and has a $250,000 bail. Guerrero’s next court date is December 22, 2022.
On December 15, 2022, Sheriff’s Gang Unit detectives supplementally booked Cerda for multiple firearm and narcotics violations. Cerda remains in custody and has a $120,000 bail. Cerda’s next court date is December 19, 2022.
The Sheriff’s Gang Unit is comprised of eight detectives, who focus on protecting West County communities by actively investigating illegal firearm activities. The Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase of unlawful firearm activities in Ventura County, including illegal “ghost guns”.  If you have any information about illegal weapons in the West County areas in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction, please contact Detective Sergeant Beau Rodriguez at 805-767-0360.    
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank members of the public for their on-going support and due diligence in providing information to assist our agency in solving crimes. We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships.
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Prepared by: Senior Deputy Matt Smith  
News Release Date: 12/16/2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective John Lopez
Approved by:
Captain Victor Medina  
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).

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