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Former Las Vegas constable John Bonaventura arrested

Posted at 9:54 AM, Feb 10, 2017

Former Las Vegas Township constable John Ventura has been arrested.

Bonaventura, 54, was arrested at about 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Criminal Intelligence Section.

He is facing four counts of unlawful intercept, theft, and misconduct by a public officer.

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The crimes occurred between January 2013 and 2015.

Bonaventura was booked into Clark County Detention Center on $25,000 bail. He has since been released.

Bonaventura has been the subject of many news stories in the past few years.

In 2011, the constable's office was criticized for a pilot that was filmed for a reality television show that showed the public employees cursing and acting inappropriately. 

In 2013, a former deputy constable filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bonaventura.

In 2014, it was reported that Bonaventura ordered the shredding of documents from an internal investigation that his second-in-command had used office resources to look for information about adult film actresses.

In 2015, Bonaventura was accused of assaulting his wife and forcing her to write him a check for nearly $10,000,

The Clark County Commission voted in 2013 to abolish the constable's office. Las Vegas police took over operations of the office in 2015.