Vol. 16, No. 19 – June 14 – June 27, 2023 – Harbor Patrol Blotter


Wednes 5/24

7:00am, training new Marine Safety Officers towing evolutions and techniques for motor and sailing vessels at Ventura Port District.

11:33pm, received report of transients loitering around the 1559 Spinnaker area courtyard. Officers responded and contacted several charging their phones.

Thursday 5/25

11:53am, received report of a disabled vessel near the Pier. Officers responded in the Fireboat and ensured safety of the 15ft whaler until Tow Boat US arrived.

Friday 5/26

6:12am, observed NWS issued a small craft advisory, officers raised pennant.

9:03pm, received complaint of a loud party at Harbor Cove. Officers responded with VPD and found 10 cars and 35 kids celebrating. Everyone was removed from the lot after VPD checked for contraband.

Saturday 5/27

7:55am, while on patrol observed a female attempting to gain access to a vehicle in the VIM lot. Officers contacted and found that locks were malfunctioning. Attempted to assist, but had to call towing company to open the vehicle.

12:40pm, found a patient at the base of the patrol office stairs with head injury. Activated EMS, VFD/AMR responded, Treated & transported 31 y/o male.

1:41pm, received report of vessel accident at VWM A-dock. Officers responded in Rescue B19 and investigated 22ft motor vessel hit by rental electric boat. The electric boat operator fled, but information was gathered from rental boat co.

Monday 5/29

8:43am, received report of a kayaker in distress near the breakwall. Officers responded in Fireboat and found 1 person in the water and capsized kayak. The person was pulled aboard fireboat and transported to boatyard dock.

Tuesday 5/30

2:01pm, received report of a petroleum spill near VWM B-dock. Officers responded and searched the area, found a small amount of fuel, no source.
Wednes 5/31 9:00am, setting aquatic rescue swim course, 500 meters, in the Pierpont Basin for lifeguard training class with Oxnard Fire Department.

8:55pm, while on patrol, contacted by male transient advising his girlfriend is doing fentanyl in the launch ramp restrooms and she won’t answer the door. After investigation with VPD, no one found in the restrooms or in general area.

Thursday 6/1

3:35pm, dispatched to fuel dock at the Launch Ramp for a fall victim. Officers responded, assisted 68 y/o female with abrasions/head pain. Patient transported.

Friday 6/2

2:35pm, dispatched to a fall victim near the South Jetty. Officers responded and assisted a female who fell down the berm towards the water line, no injury from the fall. State Parks Lifeguards, patrol officers were able to bring her back up.

7:22pm, received report of crowd of 200 high school students gathering at Surfers Knoll. Officers responded with VPD and were able to disperse crowd.

Saturday 6/3

1:30pm, received report of a significant oil spill near Anacapa Island from USCG. They requested we investigate outside Harbor. Officers responded in Fireboat 3 miles offshore, but were unable to locate any oil pollution.

3:45pm, received report of a capsized kayak and person in the water. Officers responded in Fireboat, found the victim was assisted by good Samaritans onto the dock. The victim & kayak transported to her boyfriend’s vessel in VHV.

Sunday 6/4

8:36am, received report of transient blocking traffic on Spinnaker Dr. Officers responded, found subject, issued warning, transient laughed moved out of traffic.

9:05pm, received many reports of 300 adolescents partying, lighting fireworks near Surfers Knoll. Officers responded with VPD, able to disperse the crowd.

Monday 6/5

6:50am, observed the 300 high schoolers from last night left a large mess of fireworks, alcohol and fastfood trash. Officers spent hours picking up the mess.


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