Category Archives: Harbor Patrol Blotter

Vol. 11, No. 23 – Aug 15 – Aug 28, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

7-27 11:50am, received a request to assist Ventura PD with two individuals fighting in the entry feature at Spinnaker/Harbor. Officers responded and found the two fighting because one large transient asked the man in his vehicle for money and he told him to get a job, the transient punched him in his face and the fight continued into the street. The transient was arrested for assault.

7-28 10:40am, received a request for traffic control for TowBoat U.S. They are towing a large sailboat out of the harbor. Officers responded and blocked traffic for the tow. The vessel was safely towed out of the harbor.

7-29 11:25am, while on patrol, officers contacted a small vessel with 8 persons onboard and no lifejackets on the boat. The vessels voyage was terminated and the boat was escorted back to the Ventura Keys.

7-30 8:45am, received request to lower flags to half-mast due to the passing of local fire captain.

    1. 1:16pm, received a request for the beach wheel chair for a 92 year old female. Officers delivered the chair to the individual at Surfers Knoll.

3:21pm, received a report of two Personal Water Craft operating in violation of 302(b) VHO – speeding in the keys area of the Harbor. Officers responded, contacted the operators of the two vessels issuing warnings for the violation.

3:40pm, picked up a found baby bird at the fuel dock. Bird rescue was contacted and they retrieved the bird for further care and rehabilitation.

8-05 9:59am, dispatched to a fall victim at the Holiday Inn Express. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with a 71 year old female experiencing extreme back pain. The patient was treated and transported to local hospital.

8-06 12:38pm, dispatched to a sick person in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with Ventura FD and assisted an elderly male.

6:55pm, received a report of a large fuel spill in the mid area of the Harbor from a tenant in Ventura Isle Marina. Officers responded and found small patches of a light sheen. With assistance from Tow Boat US and Patriot services who were in the area with another operation, officers were able to retrieve some of the sheen with an absorbent boom.

8-07 7:10am, while on patrol in the vehicle, officers issued a written warning to a couple who have been camping on the beach near Surfers Knoll. They were encouraged to take down the tent and to not camp in the Harbor.

Vol. 11, No. 21 – July 18 – July 31, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

7-04 Fourth of July. 8:15am, while on patrol in the fireboat, officers observed a kayaker in distress in the main channel of the harbor. The kayaker was taken aboard and the kayak towed to the launch ramp and released.

1:36pm, received a report of a disabled PWC at the harbor entrance. Officers responded and took the vessel with 2 POB’s en tow to Harbor Cove Beach.

3:12pm, received a dispatch to a medical alarm in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the call.

10:00pm, received a dispatch to a water rescue, a vessel in distress off Pierpont beach. Officers responded in the fireboat and found a 45ft vessel adrift in 15ft of water. The vessel was safely escorted back to the Harbor.

7-05 3:30pm, received a report of a PWC on the beach North of the Ventura Pier and unable to re-launch it. Officers coordinated with State Parks to assist with the re-launching of the vessel and safely escorted back to the harbor.

5:20pm, received a report of 3 overdue canoe paddlers from Hokolua club. Officers did a brief search and found the group near Marina Park.

7-06 9:40am, officers responded to the Ventura Pier to assist State Parks lifeguards with the Junior Lifeguard Pier swim.

5:10pm, received dispatch to a person complaining of chest pain near Surfers Knoll on the beach. The patient was treated and transported to local hospital.

8:25pm, received a dispatch to an unconscious person near the 805 restaurant. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the call.

7-07 3:50pm, received a dispatch to a water rescue at Marina Park, swimmer in a rip current. Officers responded and assisted State Parks with the call.

4:18pm, received a dispatch to a 9 year old with difficulty breathing at Harbor Cove. Officers responded and assisted State Parks, VFD/AMR with the call. The young patient was transported to local hospital with parents for evaluation.

7:31pm, received a dispatch to an unknown medical. Officers responded and found a 28 year old male who was intoxicated, not a medical. The individual was eventually arrested for public intoxication.

7-08 12:59pm, received a request for assistance from State Parks for a water rescue at the South Jetty. Officers responded, taking one victim on board and after assessment dropped the patient/victim at Harbor Cove beach with lifeguards.

1:32pm, received a dispatch to a male suffering from hypothermia at Harbor Cove. Officers responded and assisted the individual who was recently rescued.

3:10pm, received a report of a fuel spill near VWM C-dock. Officers responded and searched the area but were unable to locate a source.

9:15pm, received a dispatch to a 61 year old male complaining of chest pain in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the patient who was transported to local hospital for further evaluation.

7-09 1:20pm, received a dispatch to a medical alarm in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the call.

3:20pm, received a request for medical assist from a SUP paddler who fell.

Vol. 11, No. 20 – July 4 – July 17, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

6-12 10:30am, received a report of a submarine launching at the launch ramp. Officers responded and observed a homemade submarine type vessel. Harbormaster gave permission to act as a pleasure craft and not a submersible.
6-13 3:05pm, received a request for an escort of a mentally unstable individual from a sailboat docked at the district dock. Officers assisted the patient to a waiting vehicle for transportation to treatment facility.
6-14 2:15pm, contacted by an individual reporting his vehicle is stuck in the sand in the secured lot at the end of Spinnaker Drive. Officers responded and towed the vehicle out of the sand and issued warning for driving off designated road.

6-17 3:03pm, officers received a report of a missing person at Harbor Village near the Carousel. After a brief search the child was reunited with the parents.

11:05pm, received a report of a female screaming on the beach at Harbor Cove from VWM security. Officers responded and found a young couple was horsing around on the beach. They were issued a warning for beach curfew.

6-19 9:50pm, while on patrol, officers observed an individual slumped over a steering wheel parked caddy-whompus. Contact was made and the individual was just waiting for her boyfriend to let her into VWM parking lot.

6-21 2:55pm, received dispatch to a water rescue, kite surfer in distress. Officers responded and assisted VFD, State Parks with the victim. No injuries were sustained and harbor patrol transported all of the gear to the harbor.

6-23 1:00pm, while on patrol officers observed SUP paddlers beset by the strong south winds (25kts). They were taken aboard the vessel back to the rental dock in the South Basin of the Harbor.

6-24 10:20am, received a request for safe harbor from a transient sailboat heading South to Marina Del Ray. The vessel was granted an emergency mooring at the launch ramp due to the weather/Small craft advisory.

10:07pm, received a dispatch to an assault victim on the promenade near Marina park. Officers responded and were unable to assist due to the location.

Vol. 11, No. 19 – June 20 – July 3, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

5-27 2:45pm, Received a report of a sting ray strike at Harbor Cove from State Parks. Officers responded and assisted a 12 year old female with hot water for the injury. State Parks monitored her condition and released to her parents.
6-1 11:45pm, while on patrol in rescue boat 17, officers observed a 34ft sailboat adrift in the Harbor Entrance. The captain was looking for an anchorage, officers directed him to Ventura Curtesy patrol for berthing in the Village.
6-2 2:14am, received a report of a vessel sinking in Ventura Harbor Village, E-dock. Officers responded and found a large commercial fishing vessel sunk in its slip. U.S. coast guard, Channel Watch Marine (TowBoat US), NRC, CA Fish and Wildlife, OST crane, Patriot environmental, Ventura PD/Fire and Ventura Harbor Patrol were summoned to mitigate the sunken vessel. Several containment booms were secured around the 60ft vessel.

9:01am, received a report of a boating accident at Dave’s Fuel Dock. Officers responded and discovered damage to the fuel dock and that the vessel had left the area. After a brief investigation, the vessel was located and advised of the damage to the dock. The owner went to the fuel dock to exchange information.

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12:24am, while on patrol in the vehicle, officers observed a coyote in the entrance feature on the grass at the intersection of Spinnaker / Harbor.

9:39pm, received a dispatch to a fire near the intersection of Olivas Park and Harbor. Officers responded and observed the natural gas burn-off across from McGrath.

7:00pm, received a report of a suspicious transient in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and contacted the individual. He was asked to leave the park because he was trespassing on private property.

4:15pm, received a report of a fall victim in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded, assisted VFD lift the patient. No injuries were reported.

9:54am, received a dispatch to a female with chest pains in River Haven. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the call.

11:20am, while on patrol and investigating a disturbing dog call, officers observed dangerous rip currents and ocean conditions. Several families with small children were contacted and moved to shallow water.

9:20am, officers are conducting traffic control and safety for the Hokuloa canoe club outrigger race.

11:00am, officers assisting Ventura Port District marketing with the Pirates Day event at the Ventura Harbor Village.

3:52pm, received a dispatch to a drowning at Harbor Cove. Officers responded by vehicle and boat to the call with State Parks Lifeguards. All victims were rescued, treated/assessed and released at the scene.

10:30pm, received a request for a transient slip from a partially disabled 47ft motor sailor. The vessel was escorted into the harbor to a slip in VHV C-dock.

Vol. 11, No. 18 – Jun 6 – June 19, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

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10:05am, while on patrol in Boat-17 officers observed diesel sheen near VHV G-dock. An investigation ensued, but officers were unable to locate source.

2:50pm, received report of a homeless female showering in the 1559 Spinnaker restrooms. Officers responded and found the transient in the Village Market, the clerk was attempting to remove her from the business.

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7:30am, received a report of a commercial vessel taking on water at the Harbor fuel dock. Officers responded on rescue boat 19 with an auxiliary dewatering pump. After nearly an hour of dewatering with several pumps, the vessels bilge was dry.

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6:30am, officers along with support of State Parks monitoring the swimmers participating in the “Breath-of-life” triathlon from all rescue vessels and RWC’s. The swim course started at Harbor Cove and headed East then back.

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4:04pm, received dispatch to a fall victim at the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with treatment of patient.

5:12pm, received a dispatch to an ill person in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the patient who was eventually transported to local hospital for further evaluation.

7:12pm, received a dispatch to a seizure victim near VIM parking lot. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with a local male transient complaining of extreme abdominal pain. He was transported to local hospital.

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2:18pm, received dispatch to a water rescue at VIM. Officers responded and pulled a 66 year-old male from the water and released him at the dock at VIM.

2:58pm, received a dispatch to a fall victim at Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded, assisted VFD/AMR with the patient with major injuries.

3:13pm, received dispatch to a Traffic Accident at Harbor/Beachmont, vehicle roll over two females trapped inside. Officers responded with multiple units from VFD/AMR/VPD. One victim was pulled from the van, while the other exited the van. The driver was taken to local hospital with major injuries while the passenger was released at the scene.

Vol. 11, No. 17 – May 23 – June 5, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

5-02 12:45pm, received a report of a transient disturbing people in the elevator next to Brophy Brothers. Officers responded and assisted Ventura PD with the individual who was eventually arrested for disturbing the peace.
5-04 11:15am, officers deployed the swim line at Harbor Cove beach to help keep boaters out of the swim area of the beach. The swim line is deployed at Harbor Cove before summer and is retrieved before winter each year.
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7:15am, contacted by an individual who observed an injured pelican near Surfers Knoll. Officers responded and found the injured seabird and captured it with a net. It was held until bird rescue picked it up for rehabilitation.

7:21am, received a dispatch to a stroke victim at Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the patient who was treated at the scene and then transported to local hospital for further evaluation.

11:30am, received a report of an injured pelican near Surfers Knoll. Officers responded and discovered the bird. They captured it and released it to sea bird rescue for rehabilitation.

5-13 7:00am, final day/Graduation of Oxnard College Lifeguard Academy being conducted at the Ventura Port District.

6:39pm, received a dispatch to a water rescue, kite surfer in distress off the Ventura Pier. Officers responded in rescue boat 19 and assisted VFD/AMR and State Parks with the call. The kiter was safely returned to shore uninjured.

8:00am, officers raised flags to half-staff in observance of National Peace Officers Day.

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.