Vol. 10, No. 2 – Oct 25 – Nov 7, 2017 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

10-04 10:25pm, while on patrol in the boat, officers observed a vessel engaged in lobster fishing with hoopnets placed in a closed area on the outside of the harbor breakwall. Contact was made and the fishermen were educated on local ordinances and state laws pertaining to lobster fishing.
10-05 7:45am, received a report of a large fishing vessel secured without permission from Dockmaster in the commercial docks. Officers responded and convinced the captain to move his vessel until a slip can be arranged for the boat.

8:55pm, while on patrol in the vehicle, officers observed a bon-fire near Surfers Knoll. A warning was issued for violation of state/local laws concerning beach fires and the bon-fire was extinguished, coals/logs exposed.

10-06 9:22pm, received a dispatch to a dispute in the homeless community, Riverhaven from FCC. Officers were unable to respond because the community is out of the patrol’s response area and advised FCC.
10-07 8:20am, received a dispatch to a traumatic injury at the Surfers Knoll groin. Officers responded and assisted a surfer who collided with the rocks and suffered moderate injuries. He was released at the scene and self-transported to local hospital to seek treatment for the cuts and lacerations.
10-08 6:03pm, received a report of a disabled PWC in the sandtrap. Officers responded and took 2 persons onboard the patrol vessel and the disabled PWC en tow. All persons and vessel were released at the launch ramp.
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5:30pm, received a report of a disabled commercial fishing trawler ½ mile outside the harbor with four persons onboard. Officers responded, took the large vessel en long tow, then side tow to the Harbor Village fuel dock.

8:10:40am, while contacting the captain of one of the fishing vessel purse seiners to inquire about wrapping their prop, officers intervened with two crew members who were in a verbal fight. The two were separated and calmed.

2:19pm, received a dispatch to a drowning near Surfers Knoll. Officers responded by vehicle and boat to the call with Ventura Fire, AMR, VPD and State Parks lifeguards. The patient was treated at the scene and transported to local hospital breathing but in critical condition.

11:56pm, while on patrol, officers warned several transients loitering in and around the Launch ramp restrooms. One transient was removed from the restrooms for using it as an abode.

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