Vol. 13, No. 21 – July 15 – July 28, 2020 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Wed. 6-24

5:03pm, dispatched to a stingray strike at Harbor Cove beach. Officers responded with hot water to assist the patient.

Thursday 6-25

3:30pm, received a report of a disabled fishing vessel in the main channel of the Harbor. Officers responded, took the vessel en tow to VHV Fuel dock.

Friday 6-26

10:08pm, received report of trespassers fishing at the Ventura Marina Community lake. Officers responded, found the pair and removed them.

Saturday 6-27

1:50pm, observed a Striper vessel on the rocks in front of the operations center inside the longdock. Officers responded with rescue lines, passed them to the skipper, hand-lined the vessel to the longdock and secured it. The same vessel was contacted earlier with a different operator speeding in the main channel.

4:45pm, while on patrol in Rescue Boat 19, officers conducted traffic control in the mid harbor area of double kayaks, Stand-Up Paddlers, peddle boats and electric boats. The traffic of these vessels has increased considerably lately.

78:33pm, received a report of fireworks in the harbor. Officers responded and searched but were unable to locate any fireworks in the harbor.

Sunday 6-28

12:05pm, while on patrol in Rescue Boat 19, officers conducted traffic control of kayakers, Stand-Up paddlers, peddle and electric boats all throughout the harbor with verbal warnings for the rules-of-the-road violations.

4:04pm, dispatched to an assault victim at Ventura Marina Community from FCC. Officers responded and found 87-year-old male who was assaulted last night and sustained a knee injury. The patient was transported to hospital.

Monday 6-29

11:20am, received report of a fall victim in VHV I dock. Officers responded and found a 65-year-old male who fell overboard off a large purse seiner. The victim was assisted out of the water by the crew and refused medical attention.

Wed 7-1

8:08pm, dispatched to an assault in the Port District parking lot. Officers responded and found two fishermen who were involved in a knife fight in the lot, one was arrested, and one sustained an injury. VPD is investigating.

10:20pm, received a report of a transient sleeping on the promenade near the Holiday Inn express. Officers issued warning for blocking the walkway.

Thursday 7-2

5:55pm, received a report of a vessel sinking at Ventura Harbor Marina. Officers responded with Tow Boat US, US Coast Guard and found a 45ft fishing vessel sunk in its slip. A boom was deployed, and salvage operation started.

Friday 7-3

5:59am, dispatched to public assist, person stuck in an elevator at 4points Sheraton. Officers responded and assisted VFD with the call.

Saturday 7-4

10:12am, officers enforcing the no fishing ordinance on the Port Districts Longdock. Fishing in Ventura Harbor is limited to designated areas: a vessel, beaches. No fishing allowed from rip rap or docks in Ventura Harbor.

10:21pm, received a report of burglars breaking into a fishing vessel at VHV F-dock. Officers responded and found the owner who chased the would-be intruders off and away from his vessel. A search was conducted by Officers, but they were unable to locate the suspects nearby or around the harbor.

Sunday 7-5

10:45am, observed a sailboat anchored off the Greenock Lane Jetty. Officers contacted he skipper and advised against anchoring so close to shore.

3:15pm, officers on patrol assisted a 90-year-old fall victim who sustained lacerations to hands/face. Patient was treated, then self-transported to hospital.

7:12pm, received Mayday call from the skipper of a small whaler with 3 persons on board. Officers responded in Rescue B-19, found the vessel, & towed safely.

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