Vol. 16, No. 23 – Aug 9 – Aug 22, 2023 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Tuesday 7/18

7:35am, officers on patrol in the vehicle, came across a new homeless camp near Surfers Knoll with several tents and lots of stuff. Left warnings on tents.

6:45pm, while on patrol in the vehicle, observed a female changing a flat tire. Officers offered to help, and were able to put on the spare tire.

Wednes 7/19

11:57pm, received report of two missing women last seen leaving business in the village. Officers responded and were able to locate the pair on the beach.

Thursday 7/20

3:45pm, received report of dogs in a locked vehicle. Officers responded, found the dogs in a vehicle near the Harbor Village. The windows were rolled down, the dogs only in distress when reporting party was demanding arresting owner.

10:00pm, received report of juveniles trespassing/fishing at the pond in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded, kids fled the scene on E-bikes

Saturday 7/22 11:53am, officers contacting skipper of a large yacht, “Veloce” for reckless and negligent operation, full speed through a small sailboat regatta and main channel

11:55pm, received report of a transient sleeping in the elevator of the timeshare. Officers responded and after several attempts to open the elevator, transient left.

Sunday 7/23

3:28am, dispatched to a vehicle fire in the VIM lot. Officers responded, found a fully involved vehicle. The owner was on scene, sleeping in the vehicle, unsure how the fire started. VFD put out fire, incident is under investigation.

Monday 7/24

7:02am, contacted a group of transients sleeping in various structures near Surfers Knoll for illegal camping. Advised need to remove items/themselves.

Wednes 7/26

6:42pm, dispatched to person bleeding near Spinnaker Dr. Officers responded with AMR/VFD, patient refused treatment, left the scene.

Thursday 7/27

1:35pm, observed an inbound vessel speeding in the harbor. Officers contacted the skipper who was a member of boating club in the harbor. Issued warning.

Friday 7/28

2:50pm, received “Mayday” call, vessel on the rocks in the sandtrap. Officers responded in Fireboat and Rescue watercraft to assist a vessel with 1 POB. Responders removed the vessel off the rocks and towed it to the launch ramp.

Saturday 7/29

10:45am, observed/responded to an ocean rescue, person in the water. Officers were on patrol in Fireboat, pulled victim from water and assisted back onto craft.

1:40pm, observed an ocean rescue, person in water/capsized kayak. Officers pulled victim from water and returned kayak and person to rental dock.

4:16pm, observed rental electric boat on the rocks near patrol office. Officers responded in Fireboat, pulled vessel off rocks, towed to the rental dock.

Sunday 7/30

10:17am, observed illegal vendor attempting to rent an innertube at Harbor Cove beach. The innertube placed at ramp with a sign, “5 dollars, first 2 hrs free.”

5:09pm, while on patrol in the truck observed heavy crowds and absolutely no parking anywhere in the harbor. VPD parking enforcement issuing citations.

Monday 7/31

2:37pm, dispatched to unconscious person at Surfers Knoll. Officers responded with AMR to 2 unconscious persons on the beach. AMR transported patients.

Tuesday 8/1

10:25am, dispatched to ocean rescue with 2 victims caught in a rip current near the Surfers Knoll groin. Officers responded in Rescue Boat 19 to assist State Parks lifeguards with the rescue. The victims were safely assisted to shore.


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