Vol. 12, No. 24 – Aug 28 – Sept 10, 2019 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Tuesday 8-06

4:15pm, received a report of sailing vessel securing without permission at VWM G-dock. Officers responded and found a travelling/transient vessel looking for the courtesy Ventura Yacht Club reciprocity dock. Officers contacted the VYC and escorted the vessel to the dock.

Wednes 8-07

10:50am, received dispatch to a stingray strike at Harbor Cove. Officers responded with hot water to treat the injury. A 10-year-old female was transported by her parents to local hospital for further evaluation.
Saturday 8-10 11:35am, received a report of a stingray strike at Harbor Cove from State Parks. Officers responded with hot water, assisted lifeguards with the patient.
Sunday 8-11 12:30pm, patrol vehicles observing several religious groups conducting ceremonies, baptisms at Harbor Cove and near Marina Park. Also large crowds at the harbor beaches, most likely due to the sun coming out.

Tuesday 8-13

4:08pm, while on patrol officers encountered a truck with a trailer in the turnaround near the district. A verbal warning was issued, and the operator asked to move the vehicle because it is blocking the roadway.

Wednes 8-14

3:45am, while on patrol, officers startled a man in dark clothing lurking around vehicles. The subject fled the scene and a gas can and hose were found.


Thursday 8-15

7:10am, while opening Surfers Knoll restrooms, officers observed a person lying awkwardly on the sand. It was soon discovered that the patient was not breathing. Fire dispatch was notified, and officers performed life-saving procedures. The patient was eventually pronounced dead on scene.


10:41am, received a dispatch to a medical at Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the call. The patient had fallen and HP officers and VFD picked him up and returned him to his chair.


2:15pm, observed the “John Wayne Cancer Foundation” paddle board being paddled up coast to the Ventura Pier. The board is paddled and handed off from each lifeguard agency to raise money for cancer research at City of Hope.

7:03pm, dispatched to a seabird in distress at Marina Park. Officers responded with VFD and were able to free the bird that was tangled in line attached to the mast of the Marina Park boat playground.

Saturday 8-17

9:10am, received dispatch to an eye injury near the Santa Clara bridge. Officers responded and found the patient, a local transient and assisted VFD/AMR with the patient. He was treated and released.


1:50pm, received a report of a stingray strike at Harbor Cove. Officers responded with hot water and assisted State Parks with the patient.


9:30pm, received a report of three males fishing at the Ventura Marina Community lake. Officers responded and searched the area but were unable to locate the trespassing fisherman. It is illegal to fish there.

Sunday 8-18

2:04am, dispatched to a brush fire near Santa Clara River mouth. Officers responded with multiple fire agencies to the fire. For two hours officers assisted Ventura FD with transporting firefighters to the blaze and pulling hose.

12:30pm, received a report of a vessel accident near VIM I-dock. Officers responded to investigate the incident. A vessel reportedly collided with a fixed object causing some damage. No injuries were reported.


5:20pm, dispatched to a fall patient in the Harbor Village. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the patient. A 50-year-old female fell down a stair and injured her arm. She was treated and transported to local hospital.



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