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Thursday September 20th, 2018 :: 06:12 p.m. PDT

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News Story - Firearms/Opium Arrests

Nature of Incident: Assault Rifle / High Capacity Magazine Arrest
Report Number: 18-143326 (Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)
18- 99161 (Oxnard Police Department)
Location: 3200 block of Taffrail Lane, City of Oxnard
Date & Time: September 19, 2018  7:00 AM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Oxnard Police Department
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age
Desiree Ayala
Kyle Jones
Colin Jones
Trevor Harnden
Elaine Larussi
 
Oxnard
Oxnard
Oxnard
Oxnard
Oxnard
34
22
28
30
28
Narrative:
 
 
 
During the month of June 2018, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Oxnard Police Department investigators began receiving information about drug sales and possible illegal firearm manufacturing occurring at a residence in the 3200 block of Taffrail Lane.  The Sheriff’s Office and the Oxnard Police Department concluded a joint investigation which led to the seizure of an assault rifle, high capacity magazine, ammunition, a handgun, and gun/assault rifle pieces and manufacturing parts.  Colin Jones was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and for being in possession of a short barreled rifle.  Additional gun violation charges are still pending for additional persons involved as the investigation is still ongoing. 
  
On September 19, 2018 at approximately 7:00 AM, Oxnard Police Department SWAT, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Unit and Sheriff’s Gang Unit executed a search warrant at the residence. The search resulted in numerous items of evidence including the seizure of a Glock 17 pistol, prescription medication, ammunition, and various items related to the illegal manufacturing of firearms.  Additionally, evidence related to the illegal cultivation and production of opium was discovered.  The investigation into the cultivation and production of opium is ongoing.  The investigation into the illegal transfer of firearms and firearm manufacturing is ongoing and pending further forensic analysis. 
 
 
Ayala was arrested for a felony warrant for possession of controlled substance for sale.  Ayala is currently in custody with no bail.  Kyle Jones was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.  Kyle Jones is currently out on bail.  Colin Jones was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of a short barreled rifle.  Colin Jones is currently in custody with bail set at $50,000.00.  Harnden was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.  Harnden is currently in custody with bail set at $40,000.  Larussi was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.  Larussi is currently out on bail.    
 
 
Prepared by: Sergeant J. Hendren  
Media Release Date: September 20, 2018  
Follow-Up Contact: Detective Gerardo Cruz (Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)  805-383-8721
 
 
Approved by: Captain R. Thomas  
         
 
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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800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

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