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Domestic Violence and Assault with a Deadly Weapon
updated: Mar 19, 2017, 5:26 PM

Source: Ventura Police Department

Incident: Domestic Violence, Assault with a Deadly Weapon           

Location: 9100 Block of Neath St.    

Date/Time Occurred: 03/18/17 @ 2355 hours

Officer(s) Involved:  Ventura PD Patrol, Ventura City Fire

Victim: Name Withheld  

Suspect(s): Stephen Opferman, 26 years, Ventura Resident

Report #: 17-3692


On the above date and time, the Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call from several residents in the 9100 block of Neath St., reporting a male and female physically fighting in the street.  While officers were still responding to the call, one of the callers reported the male, later identified as Stephen Opferman, was in possession of a gun and shots had been fired. Officers arrived on scene and using the Department’s tactical vehicle were able to safely secure the scene.  Opferman was taken into custody without further incident. 

The investigation revealed that Opferman and the female, who are in a dating relationship, got into a physical altercation during which time Opferman armed himself with a firearm and hit the victim several times in the head.  The victim sustained moderate injuries.  She was treated at the scene by Ventura City Fire personnel and released. 

It was determined no shots had been fired, although a loaded firearm was found on the ground in the front yard of the residence.    

Opferman was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail for domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon.


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