Vol. 16, No. 01 – Oct 5 – Oct 18, 2022 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Wednes 9/14

5:25am, dispatched to a fire alarm in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with VFD, alarms were malfunctioning due to low battery.

9am-7pm, received multiple calls (20) concerning dead/sick or injured sea lions through out the harbor and the keys. Sea lions are dealt with by an agency called CIMWI (CI marine wildlife institute). If a sick/injured sea lion is observed, contact CIMWI at 805 567-1505 or fill out online report at CIMWI.org.

Friday 9/16

4:44pm, dispatched to an aircraft down at Marina Park. Officers responded with multiple agencies to the call. 3 persons were aboard, no injuries sustained. The plane landed on the beach and eventually ended up on the Greenock jetty.

Saturday 9/17

6:15am, received request to open locked restrooms at the launch ramp from VPD. Officers assisted and VPD arrested an individual for warrants..

11:10am, assisting with a memorial paddle out for Firefighter Clapsaddle at Harbor Cove. Later, officers assisted with Coach Barrette paddle out at the Pier.

Monday 9/19

9:10am, officers retrieved/trailored rescue boat on loan from City of Oxnard to return it. Much thanks to the city for loaning their vessel.

Tuesday 9/20

12:00pm, received report of an aggressive sea lion attacking kayakers in the keys. Officers responded in Fireboat 1, but were unable to locate the mammal or kayakers in the area described.




Wednes 9/21

3:20am, received a report of a dead sealion near the Portside marina rip rap. Officers advised they would investigate during daylight hours.

11:33am, received report of a vessel adrift in the keys. Officers responded in Fireboat, were able to tow the vessel back to its dilapidated dock in the keys.

Thursday 9/22

7:31am, officers received request to standby at the launch ramp restrooms while VPD arrests transients residing there. Several arrested for outstanding warrants.

Friday 9/23

7:25pm, received a request to jumpstart a vehicle disabled on Spinnaker Drive. Officers attempted several times, but unfortunately were unable to help.

Saturday 9/24

1:40pm, while on patrol in the Fireboat, observed to skin divers attempting to cross the Pierpont Basin. Officers contacted and educated about no diving or swimming in the Harbor ordinance. The pair returned to Marina Park Dock.

9:15pm, contacted by a family with a disabled recreational vehicle in the village. Officers attempted to jumpstart the RV, but were unsuccessful. Transported the family to the 4points Sheridan were they were staying. Vehicle was towed away

Sunday 9/25

7:30am, officers opened gate at the end of Spinnaker for NSSA contest parking.

2:55pm, observed a small sailboat with 2 POB having difficulty. Officers responded in Rescue B19 to assist. After several attempts to right the sailboat, officers assisted with lowering the sails and took the vessel en tow to the L/R.

4:20pm, received report of a disabled electric boat. Officers responded in the Fireboat, towed the vessel to the Dreamer Rental dock and released.

4:47pm, received report of an unconscious person in a vehicle near 1575 Spinnaker Dr. Officers responded and found the patient, she was intoxicated. Her husband arrived on scene and she was released to him. No medical.

Monday 9/26

5:40am, observed NWS issued a Small Craft Advisory, raised warning pennant.

12:35pm, gave permission to commercial fishermen to store lobster traps at the launch ramp while they prepare for lobster season that began October 1st at 6am.


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