Vol. 15, No. 14 – Apr 6 – Apr 19, 2022 – Harbor Patrol Blotter


3:44am, observed NWS issued High Surf advisory. Raised warning pennant.

8:01am, observed a 7.3 earthquake occurred in Japan. Researching tsunami.gov for info related to the West Coast. No tsunami expected from the event.

8:00pm, received report of an Ocean Rescue, missing kite boarder. Officers responded in Fireboat, experienced heavy seas. After investigation, it was determined the kite board was found in the parking lot. Cancelled response.


12:15am, observed two Manson Construction vessels at the VPD longdock were unsecured. Officers found parted stern and spring lines, were able to secure with new lines. The vessels experienced heavy harbor surge from wind, rough seas.

10:15am, received report of an Ocean Rescue, vessel in the surf near McGrath. Officers responded in Fireboat with TowBoat US. A line was passed to the vessels captain, TowBoat was able to safely pull them out of the surf, no injuries


7:45am, contacted by owner of an RV, jump started in the VIM parking lot.

10:17am, dispatched to a fire in the riverbottom, officers responded with VFD and investigated. A small warming fire was located and extinguished.


3:05pm, received request to assist Tow Boat US with towing a 104ft motor vessel to the haul out slip. The vessel “Gentry Eagle” was secured to Ventura Boat yard docks for a very long time. The vessel is to be destroyed. Harbor Patrol assisted the vessel when it first arrived from Hawaii, its last port of call.


10:20am, received report of a vessel accident at VIM D-dock. Officers responded and investigated two large motor vessels that were involved. Major damage was sustained. The two owners were notified, investigation continues.

7:24pm, received report of a stolen vehicle, advised to contact VPD. While searching the area, officers found the vehicle parked on the other side of VHV.


3:45pm, assisting VPD searching for a subject pursuit in a stolen vehicle, ending up in VIM parking lot and then fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit he was caught near the Holiday Inn Express. He was arrested for multiple violations.


6:06am, observed National Weather Service issued a Small Craft Advisory for winds to 30kts. Officers raised warning pennant at the Ventura Port District.

6:30am, observing and experiencing heavy rain and strong winds. Eventually measuring 2.1 inches of rain for the storm.


3:20am, dispatched to a fall victim in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded, assisted VFD with lifting the patient to her chair. No injuries.
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