Vol. 16, No. 14 – Apr 5 – Apr 18, 2023 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Wednes 3-15

6:03am, observed Weather Service issued Small Craft Advisory, raised pennant.

3:45pm, checked rain gauge, 1.42 inches of rain measured in 24hrs at District.

Thursday 3-16

1:30pm, while on patrol in Fireboat, contacted a sailboat operating around the Manson Dredge and floating pipe. Advised of the dredge’s restriction in ability to maneuver and general danger of dredging equipment. Vessel left the area.

Friday 3-17

7:30am, responded to request for traffic control from Manson Const. so they can sink Dredge pipe across the main channel of the harbor.

12:12pm, dispatched to a medical in Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with AMR/VFD to a 67 y/o male complaining of nausea and vomiting blood. Patient transported by AMR to local hospital for evaluation.

10:15pm, received report of illegal fishing in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded but the violators were gone on arrival. After searching area, contacted by a couple who observed several kids escaping into the keys on bikes

Saturday 3-18

2:30am, dispatched to an assault victim at 1050 Schooner dr. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to assist, but the victim refused medical aid.

11:40am, received request for assistance with a dog on the loose near the launch ramp. Officers were able to capture the animal for the elderly owner.

10:22pm, received report of illegal fishing in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and two fishermen fled the pond area upon arrival.

Sunday 3-19

12:17pm, received report of illegal fishing at the pond in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded, but the culprits were gone on arrival.

2:37pm, observed a 35ft sailboat in danger of going aground near the turning basin. Officers responded in Fireboat, took the vessel en tow to the launch ramp.

Monday 3-20

7:55pm, received complaint from Manson Dredge captain of hoop netters in dangerous areas near the dredge. Officers responded in Fireboat and contacted three different fishermen for multiple violations.

Tuesday 3-21

8:34am, observed Weather Service issued Gale Warning for SE winds gusting to 45kts. Officers raised warning pennants at the Port District.

Wednes 3-22

10:30pm, dispatched to a medical in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with AMR/VFD to 74 y/o female with chest pain, she was transported

Thursday 3-23

12:45pm, received a request to retrieve a R/C sailboat that was stuck in floating dredge pipe. Officers responded and were able to rescue the remote-control boat
11-3pm, dispatched to boat fire in Channel Islands Harbor. Officers responded in Fireboat 1 to assist Ventura County/Oxnard fire with an 80ft powerboat fully involved in a marina at CI harbor.

Saturday 3-25

9:30pm, received report of a 50ft power vessel sinking in slip at VIM C-dock. Officers responded, found the vessel as reported and began searching for the source of the leak. After investigation, the bilge pumps were turned on and the water was pumped out of the engine room and forward bilge. Marina manager was notified and officers ensured the power was on and bilge pumps working.

Sunday 3-26

6:32pm, dispatched to full arrest in Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with AMR/VFD to a 56 y/o male. Obvious signs of death were present, and responders were unable to resuscitate the patient.

Monday 3-27

.9:00am, observed that Manson Construction dredging project has concluded. The H.R. Morris is being towed out of the sandtrap by tug Elmer M en route to Oceanside for maintenance dredging at that harbor.

11:55am, received report that one of the outriggers from the Hokuloa club was vandalized and dragged into the water at Harbor Cove. Incident is under investigation by Ventura PD.

Tuesday 3-28

7:02am, officers putting flags to half mast, respect for Nashville shooting victims
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