Vol. 15, No. 21 – July 13 – July 26, 2022 – Harbor Patrol Blotter


Wednes 6/22

9:45am, assisted Army Corp of Engineers with a ride on Fireboat 1 out to the breakwall for inspection and survey of it.

11:55pm, retrieved an abandoned inflatable and kayak at the launch ramp. Eventually the owner contacted and arranged for pick up in daylight hours.

Thursday 6/23

1:30pm, officers giving Rescue Boat 19 a sea trial after repairs from tsunami damage. New rudders and cleats were added to the vessel.

6:14pm, received report of a deceased sea lion adrift near Derektor boat yard. Officers responded in Fireboat and removed the animal.

7:00pm, observed two children on kayaks beset by 17kts of westwind, hanging on to patrol dock. Officers took the pair aboard FB1, delivered to Marina Park.

Friday 6/24

6:50am, dispatched to a ruptured pipe under gangway at VIM. Officers responded in vehicle Harb1 and were able to secure the pipe.

10:03am, dispatched to a stingray strike at Harbor Cove. Officers responded with hot water and assisted State Parks lifeguards with patient.

11:45am, dispatched to ill persons in Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with AMR/VFD to a husband and wife in a neglectful situation. Eventually both patients were transported for multiple ailments.

3:22pm, received report of disabled PWC just outside the breakwall. After arriving on scene, observed TowBoat US had the vessel en tow.

6:33pm, received request for and jumpstarted an Island Packers customer car.

Saturday 6/25

9:18am, received report of a dispute between two tenants in Ventura Isle Marina. Officers investigated, warned one of the individuals for tampering with vessel.

3:53pm, dispatched with multiple agencies to a 34ft sailboat aground at McGrath State Beach. Officers responded in vehicle after it was surmised 5 POB’s were safe and uninjured. The vessel was “soft” aground and towed by TowBoat US.

Sunday 6/26

10:39am, received report of a disabled PWC outside the surf at Mandalay powerplant. Officers responded in Rescue Boat 19, found the vessel was no longer disabled, escorted the PWC back to the launch ramp.

11:20am, received report of a fuel sheen at VWM A-dock. Officers responded, found a sheen and the person responsible. Made sure the source was secured.

1:05pm, took possession of an injured pelican that a boater found near Santa Cruz Island. Placed the sea bird in a cage for Rescue Volunteers.

5:40pm, dispatched to a foilboarder in distress at Ventura Pier. Officers responded in Fireboat with multiple agencies. The individual was uninjured, taken aboard Fireboat and transported to the beach at Seaward Ave.

Monday 6/27


4:16pm, dispatched to capsized kayak near Portside. Officers responded and were able to pull two persons from the water and return the kayak.

Wednes 6/29

2:00pm, dispatched to a stingray strike at Harbor Cove. Officers were unable to respond because they were offshore on patrol in the Fireboat.
Thursday 6/30 2:10am, dispatched to a traumatic injury at 1080 Navigator Dr. Officers responded with AMR to a 56 y/o female who crashed her bike. She was treated for a broken leg, facial injuries. AMR transported to hospital for further care.

2:49am, observed substantial fireworks display at Marina Park, receiving calls that reporting parties believe someone is shooting guns. Monitored VPD responding to shots fire, officers contacted VPD and advised of the fireworks.

Saturday 7/02 10:02am, received report of a deceased sealion adrift near Harbor Cove. Officers responded, towed the mammal out of the area with the Fireboat.
Monday 7/04 11:03pm, after weeks of complaints about fireworks throughout the area, it seems that the responsible parties have finally ran out of pyrotechnics, because the explosions, flashes and extremely loud bangs have slowly settled down.


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