Ventura Domestic Violence Arrest — Loaded Gun found on Grounds

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On March 18th at 11:55 PM, 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 26 year old Ventura resident, 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 personal 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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