Domestic Violence Arrest
updated: Jan 23, 2013, 5:30 PM
Source: Ventura Police Department
Incident: Domestic Violence, Terrorist Threats, Kidnapping & Resisting Arrest
Location: 2700 Block Sherwin Ave.
Date/Time Occurred: 01-23-13 1120 Hours
Officer(s) Involved: VPD Patrol, Ventura City Fire Department
Suspect(s): Johnny Donovan 42, Ventura Resident
Victim: Name Withheld
Report #: 13-00939
On 01/23/13 at approximately 1120 hours, The Ventura Police Command Center
received a call of a male and female arguing in a parked vehicle in the 2700
Block of Sherwin Ave.
Officers arrived on scene and made contact with the suspect, Johnny Donavan and
the female victim. Officers determined that domestic violence had occurred, and
attempted to arrest Donovan.
Donovan was violent with the Officers and physically resisted before eventually
being taken into custody.
Upon further investigation it was determined that the suspect had been
physically abusing the victim over the past several days, making threats against
her life, and holding her captive against her will. The victim was treated on
scene by Ventura City Fire Department personnel for non-life threatening
injuries. Donovan received minor injuries as a result of him resisting arrest
and was treated at the Ventura County Medical Center.
Donovan was booked at Ventura County Jail for Domestic Violence, Kidnapping,
Terrorist Threats, and Resisting Arrest.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information related
to this incident is urged to call the Ventura Police Department at 339-4441
The complete press release, including suspect description, can be viewed online
If you have any information about this crime, you can make an anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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