by Cindy Summers
Police reports are provided to us by the Ventura Police Department and are not the opinions of the Ventura Breeze. All suspects mentioned are assumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Vehicle Pursuit with Arrest
On Nov.6, at 8:56 am, Ventura Police Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 100 Block of N. Evergreen Dr. Before officers arrived, the disturbing party, Gloria Kapp(06/28/74, Ventura Resident), 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.