At 1:02 a.m., officers found a screaming woman in an alley east of the 100 block of S. Ash St.
Ventura resident Denise Bautista, 40, told police she was walking in the alley when she heard a vehicle behind her and then thrown to the ground.
She told police she believed the vehicle ran her over after knocking her to the ground.
Bautista sustained a broken jaw, broken arm and cuts and bruises consistent with being struck by a vehicle, according to police.
The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to call the Ventura Police Department at (805) 339-4400, or anonymously at Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.