Vol. 12, No. 4 – Nov 21 – Dec 4, 2018 – Harbor Patrol Blotter


4:16pm, during shift change, received a dispatch to a water rescue, kite surfers in distress near the Ventura Pier. Officers responded in the Fireboat along with Ventura fire, State Parks, VC sheriff helicopter and AMR medics. When officers arrived on scene they found two kite surfers performing self-rescues and making their way to the beach downcoast of the pier.


10:55pm, received a report of a submerged vessel in the Ventura Keys at 1000 block of Peninsula. Officers responded and found a 17ft center console motor boat sunk to its bimini at the dock. TowBoat US was contacted for the salvage


9:57pm, while on patrol, officers observing the welfare of a homeless woman screaming while walking towards the beach. She eventually made it to the beach without incident, except for screaming profanities.


2:40pm, received a request to assist an individual who lost her Ipad. After an exhaustive search, including assistance from the “find my Ipad” application, the lost item was discovered by officers at the Brophy Brothers restaurant in Santa Barbara


7:10am, received a report of a large disabled dive vessel just outside the Harbor requesting assistance. Officers responded and assisted the dive boat Sprectre safely return to their slip in Ventura Harbor Village.


11:50pm, received a report of a vessel operating recklessly in the main portion of the harbor from a live aboard. Officers investigated and found a vessel fitting the description of the disturbing party and made contact at the launch ramp. The operator admitted to the violation and was sternly warned to refrain from reckless and negligent operation in the future.


11:30pm, while on patrol in the vehicle, officers observed several vehicles illegally parked without permits in VHV overflow lot. Parking citations were issued to several vehicles and individual’s camping in their vehicles were asked to leave the area to find appropriate areas to camp/sleep.


7:25am, while on patrol, officers observed a couple beach camping near Surfers Knoll lot. A written warning was issued to the pair for illegal camping


5:55pm, while on patrol, received report of an injured seabird, a grebe at the launch ramp. Officers were able to capture the bird and transfer to bird rescue.


2:15pm, observed 4 swimmers caught in a rip current while on patrol in the fireboat. The swimmers were not in distress and were assisted out of the rip and to shore with suggestions on how to escape a rip current from the boat.


11:30pm, while on patrol near the Harbor entrance, officers observed a Personal Watercraft engaged in hoop netting. The fisherman’s voyage was terminated due to the illegal night-time operation of a PWC.


1:20pm, received a dispatch to a traffic accident at Harbor and Olivas Park Dr. Officers responded with AMR, VFD, VPD and VCFD to assist a motorcyclist who collided with a truck at the inter section and suffered a lower leg injury. The patient was treated and transported to local hospital for further evaluation.


7:43pm, received a request for a jumpstart from the owner of a disabled vehicle near Island Packers. Officers responded and successfully jumpstarted the disabled vehicle.


1:41pm, received a “Mayday” call for a disabled vessel off of the Mandalay powerplant. Officers responded in the fireboat and towed the vessel to safety. The tow was eventually passed to TowBoat US.


3:15pm, received a request for a lift assist from a tenant of the Ventura Marina Community. Officers advised dispatched, responded and were assisted by Ventura FD with the fall victim. No medical was involved with the call.

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