Felon suspected of dealing drugs turns himself in after standoff near McKinna Elementary School in Oxnard – CBS Los Angeles

OXNARD (CBSA) – A felon has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after a standoff near McKinna Elementary School in Oxnard.

Jesus Rangel, 43, was taken into custody on Tuesday after a standoff lasting more than two hours in the 1400 block of West Date Street, according to Oxnard police. Police activity impacted traffic to McKinna Elementary School, 1600 S.N. St., for several hours.

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Rangel, who had a warrant for his arrest, was identified as being involved in selling narcotics at the house last month. The standoff ensued when detectives attempted to serve a search warrant on the home, prompting Rangel to exit his back garage and enter the main house, police said.

SWAT officers, who were brought in to assist in the search, made contact with those inside the house for several minutes, prompting four people to come out. Rangel refused to go out for two hours, prompting SWAT officers to deploy chemical irritants inside the house. Within about five minutes, Rangel smashed a back window of the house and turned himself in, police said.

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(credit: Oxnard Police Department)

A search of the home uncovered two loaded firearms, large sums of cash, drugs and evidence of drug sales, police said. Rangel was arrested on a warrant for felony possession of a firearm, sale of narcotics and other firearms charges, and is being held without bond.

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Anyone with information about the case or other drug-related activity in the area can contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600 or click “Report Suspicious Activity” at oxnardpd.org.

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