Ventura County – Proving once again that the passions of youth frequently break the fetters of sensible (and legal) behavior, 18-year-old Oak View resident Michael Slivar appears to have lost any common sense he may have had, as evidenced by his June 20th arrest on a felony charge of discharging a firearm at an inhabited dwelling.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Deputy Havelka, working out of the VCSD Ojail Station, Sliva—who once posted on Facebook.com “when I’m bored I just stalk people on dayz”—is suspected of driving past the Oak View residence of a teenage girl whom he had been in “a dating relationship” and firing “multiple shots into the victim’s house” and then fleeing the scene.
It was just after 4:00 p.m. on June 19th when VCSD detectives and deputies responded to the report of “a residential drive-by shooting.” Detectives subsequently found bullet fragments lodged in the walls of the victim’s house and determined that Sliva—who “had a grudge against the victim for ending the relationship”—was their principle suspect.
Sliva was contacted the following day and interviewed by Ojai Detectives and deputies of the VCSD Major Crimes Bureau. Those conversations “presented compelling evidence” which eventually led to Sliva’s admission that he had used “a .357 caliber handgun to shoot at the victim’s residence on two separate occasions.” That confession provided detectives with sufficient cause to place Sliva under arrest and transport him to Ventura County Jail where he was booked on the aforementioned charge with his bail set at $500,000.
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