Ventura Vagrant charged with Felony Battery on a Peace Officer

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release 

On June 13th 7:35 AM, Ventura Police Patrol Task Force officers were patrolling in the area of Mission Park, 190 E. Main St., when they saw a subject, later identified as the suspect 48 year old vagrant, Denel Bivens, loitering in the park. Bivens is a Chronic Offender in the City of Ventura, and as a result  of her probation terms, is restricted from being at the park. Officers contacted and arrested Bivens for  violating her probation terms and transported her to the Ventura County Jail.

While in the booking process at the Ventura County Jail, Bivens leaned over and bit the arresting officer’s shoulder. She bit the officer hard enough to break his skin. Due to the potential of bodily fluids and disease being transmitted to the officer, a court order was obtained to get a sample of Bivens’ blood to determine the presence of any communicable diseases. The charge of felony battery on a peace officer was added to her booking charges.

According to the Ventura County Superior Courts website, in 2015 Bivens was convicted of battery on a peace officer.


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