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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 :: 05:40 p.m. PDT


Ojai Animal Abuse Arrest

Nature of Incident: Ojai man arrested for killing family dog
Report Number: 19-72040
Location: 200 Block of Avenida De La Verda, Ojai
Date & Time: 05/10/2019 @ 12:06 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Ojai Patrol, Ojai Detectives and West County Detectives
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Daniel Vincent Vigil Ojai 29
On May 10, 2019, deputies responded to the 200 block of Avenida De La Verda in Ojai, for a report of a family member causing a disturbance at the residence.   Deputies contacted the reporting family member and noticed she was holding a small dog wrapped in a towel.   Deputies soon learned, (S) Daniel Vincent Vigil, had stabbed their family dog with a knife. 
When deputies attempted to contact Vigil at his residence, they discovered he had fled on foot.   After an extensive search for Vigil, deputies found Vigil hiding in a nearby barranca.  Vigil was arrested without incident.
On May 11th, 2019, a veterinary doctor had to humanely euthanized the dog because of the severity of the injuries.
The District Attorney’s Office filed PC 597(a), Animal Cruelty with prison prior (PC 667.5(b)),PC 136.1(b)(1), Intimidating a Witness or Victim, PC 135, Bribing a Witness, and PC 591.5, Removing a Communication Device from the Victim against Vigil, with an enhancement for using a weapon during the commission of a crime. Vigil is in custody at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility with bail set at $30,000.00.
Prepared by: Detective Joseph Preciado  
News Release Date: 01/04/2019  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Detective Joseph Preciado (805) 797-6401
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Captain James Fryhoff
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