Photo: Aquilinio Figueroa
April 28, 2020 – Ventura County – Throwing an illegal weapon out of a bedroom window while the cops are searching your home may not be the best way to avoid a trip to jail. But that’s exactly what two Oxnard brothers did when the cops showed up at their house with a search warrant.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Jeremy Bramlette, Aquilinio Fugueroa, 27, and Johnny Figueroa, 28, were brought to the attention of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Unit earlier this month when detectives received “information indicating they were in possession of an illegal firearm.”
Working with that information, and upon learning that both brothers were members of a local criminal street gang and were on on probation for prior weapons violations, detectives obtained a search warrant for the Figueroa’s home.
It was just after sunrise on April 23rd when the brothers heard a knock on the front door accompanied by stentorian tones announcing that the cops had come calling, that the Oxnard Police Department SWAT unit and an OPD Canine deputy were all on the scene.
As detectives entered the premises, “two firearms were thrown from the residence through a bedroom window.” A pair of unregistered 9mm semi-automatic pistols were recovered, each loaded with ammunition, in direct violation of the brothers’ probation terms.
Both Johnny Figueroa and Aquilino Figueroa were taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail, where they were booked on weapons and probation violations.
Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking