Contact: Watch Commander, (805) 339-4416
Release Prepared by: Commander Sam Arroyo
VENTURA POLICE DEPARTMENT
Incident: Vehicle Pursuit with Arrest
Location: 100 Block North Evergreen Dr.
Date/Time Occurred: 11/06/21 @ 0856hrs.
Officer(s) Involved: VPD Patrol
Suspect(s): Gloria Kapp, 06/28/74, Ventura Resident
Report #: 21-73866
On the above date and time, Ventura Police Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 100 Block of Evergreen Dr. Before officers arrived, the disturbing party, Gloria Kapp, was reported to be driving erratically in the area. As Officers arrived, Kapp committed a traffic violation, and a patrol corporal attempted to stop Kapp. Kapp failed to stop her vehicle, and a pursuit was initiated. Officers pursued Kapp for a distance of about 5 miles with speeds reaching up to 50 mph. As Officers pursued Kapp, she committed multiple traffic violations.
The pursuit was terminated as Kapp entered the Ventura College Campus. Officers remained in the area of the college and observed Kapp stop on West Campus Way. Officers positioned their police vehicles to block Kapp’s vehicle and prevent her from continuing due to several pedestrians in the area. Kapp intentionally drove her vehicle into an officer’s patrol car at a slow speed while the officer was inside, striking the patrol car. Kapp exited her vehicle, and officers took her into custody. There were no injuries to any officers.
Kapp was arrested for domestic battery, felony evading, and assault with a deadly weapon.
The complete press release, including suspect description, can be viewed online at www.venturapd.org
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