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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 at www.venturapd.org

If you have any information about this crime, you can make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

If your information leads to an arrest, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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