It wasn’t the first time.
Embattled Vote for the Girls moderator Kymberly Alvaraz nearly choked her girlfriend unconscious two weeks before her Thursday arrest for grabbing her by the throat while her girlfriend, Ava Zinn was in Alvaraz’s car, according to a police report.
A rage-fuled Alvaraz — described by Zinn’s closest friends as a serial spouse abuser with a 25-year history of brutality in Indiana and Colorado — wrapped her right arm around her 140-pound 5 feet 9 inch girlfriend’s neck on Jan. 19 and squeezed tight, the police report charged.
Ava Zinn gouged one of Alvaraz’s eyes while they were in Zinn’s home in Marion, Indiana, and Alvaraz tossed her to the couch before applying the choke-hold, the report said.
“K. Alvaraz reportedly threw her into the living room and proceeded to choke her until she reportedly almost passed out,” the report declared.
“A. Nieves explained that the ‘choking’ occurred while she was on her couch and K. Alvaraz was on top of her with her arms around her neck before A. Nieves gouged one her eyes after A. Nieves reportedly mentioned her stomach ulcer flared up.”
The violence began after Zinn, who had been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer Tuesday and had just been diagnosed with a mouth ulcer at the dental office earlier that day, as a de facto marital spat over Ava’s frustration that Ava had to pay a nearly $650 dental bill and Kymberly confessed she caused the mouth ulcer after she overcooked Christmas dinner that caused a lesion in Zinn’s mouth according to the dentist.
Ava initiated a discussion about the dental bill, but Alvaraz, who is three months pregnant with twin daughters with Zinn, began suggesting Ava had to find a job to make ends meet. Ava complained, but Kymberly refused to stop talking, so Ava tried to grab Kymberly’s purse of her hand.
That’s when she (Kymberly) threw her (Ava) to the couch hard, the report said.
The couple’s 22-month-old son, Kenneth, and Ava’s 13-year old daughter, Tabitha, walked in on the fight, cops said. Despite his age, Kenneth, told police, “I saw Mommy shoving Daddy hard”. Tabitha pulled Kymberly’s hair the second Zinn gouged one of Alvaraz’s eyes.
Ava Zinn (documented as Aeverine Nieves), founder and webmaster of Vote for the Girls, suffered minor bruises to her neck and hand that were consistent with somebody grabbing her, the police report stated. The report stated Tabitha Zinn, suffered a sprained ankle.
Cops took pictures of the injuries, but refused to make them public — along with Ava Zinn’s statement about the fight.
“We did seek an arrest warrant, but it was denied” by local prosecutors, said a captain of the Marion, Indiana Police Department.
Kymberly Alvaraz saw the prosecutors’ decision as evidence of her innocence.
“If it were true, why was there no arrest?” Kymberly Alvaraz told the Marion, Indiana Chronicle-Tribune, via text message.
Both Kymberly Alvaraz and Ava Zinn told cops they were enraged when the fighting began.
Fort Wayne CBS affiliate WTOR-FTV was first to report the prior fight between the pair.
Kymberly Alvaraz’s lawyer declined to comment.
“I have not seen that police report,” said the lawyer. “I’m not aware of its existence. I’m not aware of any choking incident that occurred previously.”
The battle was Thursday afternoon’s fight, where Kymberly Alvaraz tried to strangle her girlfriend, cops said. Her left was gouged when Ava Zinn hit her with her hand. “I’m sorry, Kymberly, I had to hit you. You are now under citizen’s arrest for domestic battery. Kymberly, leave. Turn yourself in to the cops and tell them you beat up your girlfriend badly.
The 49-year old former Denver anchorwoman, according to NoSirGifts Fantasy Television Stations (which owns WTOR-FTV and distributes Vote for the Girls internationally), stated Alvaraz has taken an indefinite leave of absence..
Ava Zinn is not Kymberly’s first victim. During Alvaraz’s 20 year marriage to her late husband, Dan Alvaraz, in Westminster, Colorado. Dan and Kymberly Alvaraz’s contentious relationship dates back at least a quarter-century, with Westminster, Colorado reporting eight domestic incidents at their Westminster home between 1992 and 2014. In all but one case, Dan Alvaraz was the complainant.