Vol. 15, No. 25 – Sept 7 – Sept 20, 2022 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Wednes 8/17

10:33am, dispatched to a stingray strike at Harbor Cove. Officers responded with hot water to treat the injury. The patient was treated, released at scene.

11:11am, observed a personal watercraft operating in violation of speed and wake ordinance. Officers responded in Fireboat, educated operator of the PWC.

Thursday 8/18

3:50pm, received report of sealions damaging water spigot at VHV F-dock. Officers responded and assisted Port maintenance with removing mammals so that they could repair the water spigot.
Friday 8/19 12:35pm, received report of an emergency, a sealion upside down near the end of the A-basin. Officers responded, found a sealion suffering from demoic acid poisoning. Contacted Channel Islands Marine Wildlife Institute (CIMWI).

Saturday 8/20

4:55pm, received an injured sea bird, a Grebe. Officers contacted bird rescue volunteers and coordinated a pickup for the bird.

5:10pm, received report of a deceased sea lion near VIM. Officers responded in the Fireboat and were able to remove the carcass.

Sunday 8/21

12:15pm, dispatched to stingray strike at Harbor Cove. Officers responded with hot water to assist State Parks lifeguards with the patient.

Monday 8/22

11:40am, a fishing seiner crashed into the fish offloading pier while attempting to dock and unload. No injuries or major damage reported.

Wednes 8/24

7:54pm, received report of a vessel accident, person hit by a drone. The drone hit the sailboats mast and crashed into one of the deckhands. The patient was taken to the hospital to receive stiches. The incident is under investigation.

Friday 8/26

7:30am, received the first of many reports of sick sea lions. Unfortunately, for the last few weeks sea lions have been observed suffering from demoic acid poisoning. RP’s have been advised to contact CIMWI to report incidents.

9:25am, officers attending procession for Ventura Firefighter Matt Clappsaddle.

6:02pm, received report of juveniles trespassing in Harbor Town point pool. Officers assisted, impounding their bikes and having their parents retrieve them.

Saturday 8/27

3:33pm, received request for a jumpstart for a dead battery for a vehicle in Harbor Cove parking lot. Officers were able to successfully jumpstart vehicle.

4:00pm, dispatched to stingray strike at Harbor Cove. Officers responded with hot water to assist State Parks lifeguards with the patient.

Sunday 8/28

8:50am, received report of an oil sheen near VHV I-dock. Officers responded, found the sheen, searched the area for the source by the docks and vessel but were unable to find where the thick substance came from.

1:43pm, dispatched to an unconscious person in village. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the patient in a village business. Patient transported.

2:00pm, received report of 5 personal watercraft “beached” near the Santa Clara Rivermouth. Officers responded by land and sea to the incident. State Parks and Harbor Patrol were able to assist all 5 operators get their skis off the beach.

Monday 8/29

7:04pm, dispatched to an Ocean Rescue, kite surfer in distress at the Ventura Pier. Officers responded with multiple agencies, victim safely escorted to shore.

Tuesday 8/30

3:04pm, received report of a vessel accident at VIM H-dock. Officers responded, investigated collision between a moored sailboat and a 42ft Catalina sailboat. Minor if any damage observed in the accident.
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