Category Archives: Harbor Patrol Blotter

Vol. 11, No. 16 – May 9 – May 22, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

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8:10pm, received a dispatch to a medical at the 4 points Sheraton. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the patient, 56 year old male who was transported to local hospital for further evaluation.

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11:40am, received a report of a disabled commercial fishing vessel near the entrance buoy. Officers responded and safely towed the 50ft vessel to its slip.

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6:33pm, received a dispatch to a water rescue, kite surfer in distress near the Ventura Pier. Officers responded with VFD, State Parks and AMR to the rescue. The kite surfer was assisted to shore, but officers were unable to locate his equipment: kite and the board.

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5:55pm, received a report of an oil spill at VHV G-dock on a fishing vessel. Officers responded, distributed absorbent boom and pads to the owner of the vessel who applied them to the spill and contained it. Coast Guard / Fish and Wildlife wardens were notified and investigated the incident.

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3:50pm, received dispatch to a fall victim at 1603 Anchors Way. Officers responded and found the patient near the Port District building. Patrol assisted VFD/AMR in treating and then AMR transported the patient to local hospital.

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1:05am, while on patrol in the fireboat, officers observed a fishing seiner tender operating without navigation lights in the main channel. After a brief investigation the tender’s voyage was terminated and they returned to their slip

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6:30am, Ventura Port District Harbor Patrol hosting the Oxnard College lifeguard academy with water drills and classes in the District conference room

6:10pm, while on patrol officers received a report of a lost dog, a Shetland sheepdog that jumped off a vessel and swam to shore. A search of patrols response area was conducted, but unfortunately the dog was not located.

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11:15am, received a report of a male in his 30’s lighting several fires around the Harbor. Officers responded with VPD/VFD to investigate the reports. After an investigation, all units were unable to locate the subject or new fires.

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9:25pm, received a report of a wounded sea bird near the entrance to VWM A-dock. Officers responded with nets and a cage and were able to catch the bird.

Vol. 11, No. 15 – Apr 25 – May 8, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

4-4 4:04pm, received report of an individual walking three dogs that are harassing an elephant seal near South Jetty. Officers responded with CI marine mammal wildlife institute and found the seal but the perpetrator was gone. The seal was cordoned off with wood stakes and caution tape, to keep the public away.
4-5 12:29pm, received report of a 5.4 earthquake just off Santa Rosa Island. Minutes later the pacific tsunami center called and advised there was no tsunami threat. Officers fielded phone calls throughout the day for the incident.
4-6 5:34pm, received a report of a sailboard with a torn sail just outside the harbor having difficultly returning. Officers responded found the distressed person and took the sailboard and the sailor onboard the patrol boat. The sailor and board were transported and safely released at the Launch Ramp.
4-7 10:57pm, received a dispatch to a wellness check on a male in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with VPD, VFD and AMR to the call. Unfortunately the patient was found deceased at the scene.
4-8 2:10pm, received a report of an injured sea bird in the barranca. Officers responded with CI wildlife to rescue the bird. Officers utilized a ladder to gain access to the bird in the barranca. Rescue took the bird for rehabilitation.
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1:40pm, received a dispatch to a stabbing victim at the Holiday Inn. Officers responded and staged until PD deemed the scene was safe.9:20am, while towing a small skiff that was adrift in the Harbor, officers observed a sea otter frolicking in the South Basin of the Harbor. Officers took videos of the otter and sent the information to Fish and Wildlife officers in charge of tracking sea otters for the State.

7:00am, received a dispatch to a medical alarm at Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded, gained entrance and found the patient on the floor. A lift assist was performed and the patient was released at the scene.

8:20am, received a report of a disabled vessel in the South Basin of the harbor. Officers responded, took the sail vessel en tow and safely released it at VIM.

2:03pm, received a dispatch to an investigation at Harbor/Schooner. Officers responded and assisted VFD with a strong odor in the area. After an investigation, nothing was found out-of-the ordinary.

6:53pm, received multiple reports of a sailboat having difficulty navigating near Faria beach in 40 knots of wind. After a few hours of monitoring the sailboats progress, darkness hindered patrols observations of the sailing vessel. Somehow without a motor and destroyed sails, the vessel arrived at our dock.

 

 

Vol. 11, No. 14 – Apr 11 – Apr 24, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

3-22 11:25am, received a report of a hazard to navigation near Ventura West Marina G-dock. Officers responded, removed the log and towed it to the L/R.
3-24 10:50pm, received a report of an overdue boater from the girlfriend. She was concerned about the Small Craft Advisory, he wasn’t back yet and that he was 5 hours overdue. Officers searched for the vessel in its slip in Ventura Isle Marina. The vessel was found then the missing boater returned home.
3-25 12:11pm, received a dispatch to person not breathing at Ventura Isle Marina A-dock. Officers responded and assisted Ventura Fire/AMR/PD with an individual who unfortunately was deceased when responders arrived.
3-26 5:25pm, received report of a transient sleeping on the floor of the 1583 restrooms in the village. Officers responded and contacted the young male laying on the floor and issued warning for sleeping in the restroom.
 

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4:05pm, received a report of what appears to be a brush fire on Santa Cruz Island from the reporting party at Pierpont/Seaward. Advised the caller that the National Park Service fire department was conducting a controlled burn.

6:00am, observed Easter Sunday morning service being held at Harbor Cove beach while on vehicle patrol.

7:05am, while on patrol in the vehicle, officers observed a transient asleep on the curb in front of the launch ramp restrooms. Officers made contact to ensure she was ok no medical, they then advised of the no camping ordinance.

5:33pm, received report of a sick/injured sea lion near Surfers Knoll. Officers responded and assisted CIMWI (channel islands marine wildlife institute) with an elephant seal pup that was stranded on the beach. An area around the pup was blocked off to keep the public away from the pup.

Vol. 11, No. 13 – Mar 28 – Apr 10, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

3-08 11:39am, received a dispatch to a strong odor of gasoline coming from 1591 Spinnaker area. Officers responded and discovered a Port District employee working in a used oil facility and that the fumes were blowing towards the promenade .
3-09 10:54pm, received report of two homeless persons sleeping on the promenade near the village. Officers responded and contacted two transients and issued warnings for no camping in the harbor. The two left without incident.
3-11 7:05pm, while on patrol in Boat 17, officers observed a small skiff with two people onboard paddling and the outboard engine out of the water near the entrance of the harbor. The disabled vessel was taken to the launch ramp where it was safely released.
3-12 9:15pm, while on patrol in the vehicle, officers found a black large briefcase type luggage bag next to a vehicle in Ventura Isle Marina parking lot. It appeared to have valuables and was placed into found property.
3-13 6:42am, while preparing for morning duties, officers received a request for found property retrieved lately. The black bag that was found last night in the VIM parking lot last night was returned to the owner who was very thankful because it contained months of written work and a computer.

3-15 6:45am, received a request from a large fishing vessel for docking space due to the wind. Apparently they are experiencing heavy weather at sea. When they made it to the harbor, the weather was far different than it was at sea.

3-16 1:55pm, received a report of a purse seiner tender in violation of wake and speed ordinance in the mid harbor area. Officers investigated and found the subject vessel in the Pierpont basin and issued a warning for the violation.

3-17 1:30pm, received a report of a hang glider landing on the South Beach from State Parks lifeguards. Officers responded and ensured safety of the landing.

4:30pm, received a report of a paddle boat caught downwind near the Ventura Boatyard. Officers responded and escorted the vessel back to rental dock.

3-18 7:50pm, while on boat patrol, a fisherman was observed hoop netting in the entrance of the harbor. A warning was issued and the nets were removed.

3-19 11:00am, received a report from a National Weather Service scientist of a substantial storm headed for our area, with potential of 5-10inches of rain this Wednesday through Thursday.

3:50pm, received report of a few transients disturbing customers at Island Packers. Officers responded and contacted the group. They were asked to leave the area because of the trespassing/loitering violation.

3-20 12:55pm, received a request for a wellness check on a tenant of Ventura Isle Marina. Officers responded and found the individual safe & sound on his boat.

Vol. 11, No. 12 – Mar 14 – Mar 27, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

2-20 8:20am, while conducting launch ramp enforcement, officers observed an inflatable without registration being retrieved from the water. A safety inspection was conducted and an educational enforcement contact was completed on registering and safety equipment requirements for the state.
2-21 6:32pm, received a dispatch to a near drowning victim at Harbor Cove Beach. Officers responded and found a female who fell overboard from her inflatable and was washed ashore. She was suffering from hypothermia and the passenger was released at the scene. The small vessel was pulled up the beach. The patient was transported to local hospital for low core body temperature.
2-23 10:35am, received a request from seabird rescue to assist volunteer with capturing oily grebe’s at the launch ramp. Officers attempted to catch five of the sick birds, but were only able to get two. The birds were transported to Santa Barbara wildlife for cleaning and care.
2-25 6:58am, received a dispatch for a fire near Harbor and Olivas. Officers responded and assisted VFD with the investigation. The area known as Riverhaven was searched but no fire was found.
2-26 8:47pm, received a dispatch to an ill subject at VWM C-dock. Officers responded and found a male on his vessel suffering from multiple ailments. The patient was transported to local hospital by AMR for further evaluation.

5:10pm, while on patrol officers observed a large passenger vessel having difficulty returning to the harbor. Officers responded in the fireboat and monitored the vessel while it was being assisted into its slip by a tender.

3-03 4:44pm, observed that the National Weather Service posted a Small Craft Advisory until 3am Sunday. Officers raised SCA warning flags and illuminated warning lights.
3-04 11:10am, received a request from State Parks supervisor to assist with removing and towing an aground PWC near the pier. Officers responded and with assistance from a State Parks Lifeguard towed the vessel off the beach and to the launch ramp in Ventura Harbor.
3-05 2:22pm, received a dispatch to a medical in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted Ventura Fire/AMR with the call.

5:15pm, received a report of a head injury at 1500 Spinnaker Drive. Officers responded and assisted a 40 year old female who suffered a head injury, an object fell and hit her in the head. First aid was rendered and an assessment was conducted for what turned out to be a minor injury.

3-06 3:30pm, received a dispatch to an unknown medical at Harbor / Olivas Park intersection. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with an older female transient who was lying on the ground near the road. She was convinced to leave the area after it was determined that no medical existed.

Vol. 11, No. 11 – Feb 28 – Mar 13, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

2-7 1:45pm, received a request from Ventura PD to assist in searching for a lost person. A husband and wife were looking for sea glass and the wife disappeared. The husband waited for an hour before contacting PD. After a search, the wife was found around McGrath lake and they were reunited.

2:55pm, received a report of an injured pelican on Spinnaker Drive. Officers assisted CI wildlife institute with the search and capture of the sea bird.

2-8 12:57pm, received a dispatch to a traffic accident, vehicle vs a fire hydrant at 1500 Spinnaker Drive. Officers responded and assisted Ventura Fire & PD with the call. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene but was located nearby. The driver was under investigation for driving under the influence.
2-10 2:45pm, observed a sailboat aground near Clingers Point from the operations center. Officers respondead and assisted the vessel off the sand bar.
2-11 5:01pm, received a report of a few individuals refusing to leave the spoil outflow from the H.R. Morris dredge at Surfers Knoll. Officers responded and made contact with the group. After a debate over local laws, federal laws, and ignorance to law ideas, officers convinced the group to move to a safer area.
2-12 2:22pm, observed a hang glider land at Surfers Knoll. Officers made contact and found out that the individual had flown from Santa Barbara due to the beneficial winds that helped him navigate the hills along PCH.
2-13 8:15am, while on patrol, officers observed a large group of ducklings attempting to cross Southbound lane of Harbor Boulevard. Officers blocked traffic and guided the birds across the street into the bushes safely.

5:31pm, received a dispatch to a traffic collision at intersection of Harbor and Spinnaker. Officers responded and assisted VC fire, VPD and VFD/AMR with the call. Two people were seriously injured and the at-fault driver was under investigation for driving under the influence. The two injured were transported to local hospitals for further evaluation by AMR.

2-17 12:10pm, received a report of a whale carcass approximately 1 mile South of Hueneme Harbor. Officers notified Ventura County Harbor Patrol of the report

2-18 7:45am, officers responded to help escort and conduct traffic control for the H.R. Morris dredge. Several kayakers, out riggers and boaters were contacted to keep the path clear for the large vessel that is extremely limited in their ability to maneuver and stop.

2-19 13:52pm, received a dispatch to a water rescue, kite surfer in distress near the Ventura Pier. Officers responded in the fireboat and pulled a 39 year old male from the water with his kite and board. He was transported to the beach and released to State Parks, VFD and AMR for evaluation.

Vol. 11, No. 10 – Feb 14 – Feb 27, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

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7:10am, received a report of a attempted break-in at the National Park Service office. Officers responded with VPD and searched for the suspect in the village. An individual fitting the description was questioned by PD.

10:25pm, received report of a disturbance at a unit in the Ventura Harbor Community. Officers responded with VPD and resolved the disagreement.

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12:45pm, received a dispatch to a medical in the Harbor Village. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the unconscious patient.

2:05pm, received a report of a female transient disturbing at the Coffee Dock in the village. Officers responded and found local transient screaming. After it was ascertained there was no emergency, the female was asked to move on.

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2:45pm, while on patrol in Boat 17, officers observed two hazards to navigation, logs in the main channel of the harbor. The hazards were removed.

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10:40am, received a report of a hazard-to-navigation inside the breakwall, two large logs adrift. Officers responded, towed and removed the hazards.

11:00am, providing traffic control with patrol vessels for the dredge H.R. Morris. Dredging of the Harbor Entrance began shortly after the tenders Pup and Cub placed the guide wires and spud for the dredge.

4:29pm, received a dispatch to a fire at 1600 Spinnaker Drive. Officers responded and after a brief search discovered a small fire smoldering in the river bottom in a homeless encampment. Patrol transported two VFD firefighters in the patrol 4 x 4 truck to extinguish the blaze.

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9:30am, received a report of a large hazard-to-navigation about a mile south of the Harbor from a commercial fishing vessel. Officers responded and found a 30ft long telephone pole adrift. It was taken en tow to the launch ramp.

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12:30pm, received a report of blueish/green grease balls washing up on Harbor Cove. After a brief investigation, it was determined from the dredge. Officers assisted Manson employees with picking up the baseball sized blobs. U.S. coast guard investigated the incident.

4:53pm, dispatched to a water rescue at the Ventura pier, kite surfer in distress. Officers responded and assisted VFD/State Parks with the call.

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5:19pm, while on patrol, officers found a vessel with mechanical failure. The small boat was taken en tow to their slip in VWM D-dock.

9:00pm, received a report of a female transient dressed like a prostitute harassing people in the village. Officers responded and contacted the female. She was convinced to leave the village.

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10:40am, observed heavy fog around the Harbor, less than half mile visibility. Officers activated the fog signal.

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10:20am, dispatched to a residential fire alarm in the keys. Officers responded and assisted Ventura FD with the call.

1:40pm, received a report of a diesel spill near Ventura West marina A-dock. Officers responded and found a light sheen that wasn’t retrievable. No source for the spill was located.

Vol. 11, No. 8 – Jan 17 – Jan 30, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

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10:57am, received a dispatch to a water rescue near 1600 Anchors Way Drive. Officers were on patrol and responded from near the breakwall. After a brief search, officers discovered a Standup paddler swimming his board towards the Marina Park dock. The paddler refused assistance.

10:48pm, received a dispatch to a fall victim at the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted Ventura Fire/AMR with an 88 year old male who was transported to local hospital for moderate injuries.

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4:00pm, received a dispatch to a person bleeding at Harbor Cove beach. Officers responded and found a 37 year old male who hit his head on the steering column. He sustained large lacerations on his forehead, was treated and transported to the lot where AMR transported him to local hospital.

11:00pm, while on patrol, officers issued warnings for several violations to a fisherman hoop netting for lobster in the harbor entrance.

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7:45pm, while on patrol officers discovered an inflatable with 3 POB’s. Their voyage was terminated for no PFD’s and no navigation lights.

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11:50am, received a dispatch to a traffic accident, vehicle into a hydrant. Officers responded and assisted Oxnard fire/AMR with the patient who was transported to local hospital for further evaluation. The water had to be turned off by Ventura city and the vehicle was towed.

11:55pm, received a dispatch to an unconscious person at the Comedy Club in the village. Officers responded and found an intoxicated/upset female. The female’s boyfriend was contacted and he arranged to have her picked up.

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10:20am, received a report of a hazard to navigation approximately 1 mile offshore from a NOAA vessel. Officers responded and retrieved a metal 55 gallon trash can from the water.

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11:23am, observed a commercial fishing vessel entering the Harbor at an excessive amount of speed. Officers responded and issued a warning for the violation to the captain of the vessel Prince Victorio.

Vol. 11, No. 5 – Dec 6 – Dec 19, 2017 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

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4:25pm, received a report of a water rescue near the Ventura Pier from State Parks. Officers responded and were advised in route that the victim, a kite surfer had made his way to shore.

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12:20pm, received a report of a hazard to navigation near the Launch Ramp. Officers responded and discovered a large “boat dipper” obstructing traffic near the launch ramp. Officers secured the object to the L/R and found the owner who is responsible for its proper disposal. It was later removed.

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6:06am, while searching for but not locating a disabled boat in the mid harbor, officers discovered a hazard to navigation, a large log and removed it.

9:48am, received a report of a disabled PWC near the #2 entrance buoy. Officers responded, safely towed the vessel back to the launch ramp.

10:40am, U.S. coast guard in the office, investigating a fuel spill.

1:00pm, received a report of a Grey Whale at the Harbor entrance. Officers responded and attempted to locate the mammal. It was later reported to have been sighted heading out of the Harbor and towards the shipping lanes.

6:17pm, received a report of a fuel spill near VIM D-dock. Officers responded and found a light sheen. They were unable to locate the source.

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7:05am, while on patrol, officers observed the smell of diesel near VHV H&I docks. After an investigation they were unable to locate the source.

10:25am, received a dispatch to a fire alarm at Holiday Inn express. Officers responded, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

1:45pm, officers observing heavy fog, reporting observations to NWS.

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8:30am, received a dispatch to a commercial fire alarm at 4points Sheraton. Officers responded and discovered the call was a false alarm that was set off by burning toast in a toaster oven. No damage or injuries were sustained.

11:35am, received a request for a tow from the operator of a disabled vessel. Officers responded, towed then released the vessel to the launch ramp.

11:46pm, received a dispatch to an overdose at 1583 Spinnaker Drive. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with a 50 year old male. He was treated and transported to local hospital for further evaluation.

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8:45am, received a report of a dock breaking loose in the keys. Officers responded and were able to move an electric boat and to secure the dock to prevent any property damage. The owner was notified and was working on getting a contractor to repair the dock and gangway.

5:00pm, while on patrol officers observed a vehicle blocking the entrance to Marina Mobile Community. The SUV was broke-down, officers assisted the owner by pushing the vehicle out of the entrance.

10:39pm, received a report of a female screaming on a boat in VWM and the vessel left the area. Officers responded with VPD and found the vessel in the mid harbor area. It was discovered that the young female was suffering from severe depression while her father was attempting to help her. He left the area as not to disturb his neighbors. The female was transported to local hospital.