Vol. 16, No. 08 – Jan 11 – Jan 24, 2023 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Tuesday 12/20

9:40am, observed a large accumulation of debris in the main channel. Officers responded in Rescue B19 and were able to remove Hazards to Navigation.

Wednes 12/21

5:55pm, received report of a lost dog in the Harbor Village. Officers responded and searched for the reporting party and the dog, but were unable to locate either

Thursday 12/22

10:46pm, received request for an escort of a semi-submerged “panga” being towed to the launch ramp by TowBoat US. Officers responded and observed the vessel was safely hauled out. The vessel was found abandoned near Gaviota.

Friday 12/23

4:23pm, dispatched to a disabled electric craft near the launch ramp. Officers responded in Fireboat to assist 5 POB’s and two dogs aboard the vessel. The vessel was taken en side tie and towed to their slip in the keys.

Sunday 12/25

8:05am, received report of a transient in a box truck dumping liquid waste/littering in public. Officers responded, contacted and issued warning for the violations. The individual was removed from the launch ramp.

Monday 12/26

10:38am, dispatched to backpain in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to assist the patient, who was transported to hospital.

Tuesday 12/27

8:00am, observing large 8-10ft surf breaking on both sides of the Harbor Entrance. Further observed dangerous conditions at beaches around harbor.

8:35am, received request for a tow from a disabled “honey-wagon.” Officers responded in the Fireboat and towed the vessel to the launch ramp.

Wednes 12/28

6:13am, observed Weather Service issued Small Craft Advisory for large dangerous Northwest swell, officers raised warning pennant at District.

7:12am, dispatched to hemorrhaging in Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to a 93 y/o male, transported by AMR to hospital.

7:39pm, received report of suspicious transient riding a bike without a headlight. Officers observed individual, were unable to ascertain any suspicious activity.

Thursday 12/29

3:15pm, observed a “boat club” vessel inbound excessively in violation of speed ordinance. Officers responded to fuel dock and contacted the skipper. He believed the #10 ATON navigation buoy was a 10 mile an hour speed sign.

10:01pm, dispatched to a boat fire South of the harbor. Officers responded in the Fireboat, found a commercial fishing vessel with very bright orange forward lights. Confirmed no fire aboard the lightboat, canceled responding units.

Friday 12/30

5:35pm, received a report of a disabled vehicle parked in the village. Officers responded, attempted to start vehicle but were unable to. Granted permission to park overnight with intention to resolve mechanical issues.

Saturday 12/31

6:00pm, observing rain starting to fall. Preparing for heavy weather forecasted.

8:05pm, while on patrol, observed flooding in the Holiday Inn express parking lot. Officers alerted hotel staff and Ventura PD dispatch.

10:45pm, received report of a female transient kicking in doors in the Harbor Village restrooms. Officers responded, found female as reported, contacted VPD. The subject was eventually arrested for vandalism, public intoxication.

Sunday 1/01/23

6:00am, observed winds sustained at 30kts, gusting to 40kts in operations center.

6:05am, raised Gale warning flags for Northwest winds gusting to 40kts.

8am-3pm, officers dealing with wind related issues such as unfurling sails, various debris in the water and resecuring vessels.

7:49pm, observing winds laying down, North at 5 kts.

Monday 1/02

11:05am, officers on patrol in the Fireboat, searching for damage from the weather event. Found debris throughout the harbor such as palm fronds, flotsam and trash. Several trips were made to the launch ramp to drop off trash.

Tuesday 1/03

10:50am, dropped of Rescue Boat 19 for bottom cleaning and new zincs.

11:43am, dispatched to difficulty breathing in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to the call, assisted 67 y/o male.

11:57am, dispatched to general malaise in Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to assist a 70 y/o male with multiple ailments.

12:45pm, received report of a vessel accident at VWM, a 60ft powerboat stern line snapped in the strong surges in the area. Officers responded with lines and were able to secure the vessel before any damage occurred to the vessel or any others in the marina.



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