Vol. 17, No. 10 – Feb 7 – Feb 20, 2024 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Wednes 1/17

3:45pm, dispatched to a strong odor of gas at the Portside apartments. Officers responded with Ventura Fire Department to investigate report. Nothing found.

Thursday 1/18

11:20am, observed a dive service boat in violation of speed/wake ordinance near the patrol dock. Officers conducted safety inspection, issued several warnings of deficiencies in equipment and for the large wake produced while speeding.

Friday 1/19

8:35am, received complaint about a transient pit-bull that attacked an individual and their dog near Surfers Knoll yesterday. Officers advised to contact Ventura PD and or animal control when the incident occurs.

Saturday 1/20

2:00pm, dispatched to a medical in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to assist an 80 y/o male with low blood pressure.
Sunday 1/21 7:10pm, while on patrol in the Fireboat, observed a motor vessel engaged in fishing without navigation lights. Issued warning, skipper turned on lights.

7:25pm, dispatched to chest pain/overdose in the Harbor Village. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to a male under the influence of meth. Responders were unable to find the patient, until he appeared at the ambulance.

Monday 1/22

4:30pm, while on patrol in the vehicle, monitoring the Santa Clara River breech. The opening is father south than normal and flowing heavily out to sea.



3:09am, observed a small vessel fishing at the Harbor Entrance. Officers responded in the Fireboat, contacted three fishermen placing hoop nets across the Harbor Entrance. A thorough education of fishing laws & ordinances given.

8:00am, while on patrol in the truck, officers issued warnings for no parking permit at the launch ramp. The vehicles left, but one required a jumpstart.

12:13pm, dispatched to an emergency in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with AMR/VFD to assist a 98 y/o male who fell.

Wednes 1/24

7:35am, removed a houseless individual who was camping on the dunes across for the Yacht Club. Trash was removed and the individual assisted to new area.

8:05am, removed individual living in vehicle at the launch ramp for no permit.

Thursday 1/25

5:05pm, received report of large clump of seaweed in danger of interfering with a liter removal device. Officers responded in Fireboat and removed hazard.

Saturday 1/27

12:52pm, dispatched to an unknown problem in Portside complex. Officers responded, found patient who refused medical care. Gave directions to hospital.

9:35pm, received report of large bonfire at Surfers Knoll. Officers responded and found a large party South of Surfers Knoll, put the fire out and removed hundreds of kids, most of which fled the area upon their arrival.

Sunday 1/28

7:49am, dispatched to a sick person in river bottom area. Officers responded with VFD/AMR and assisted with treatment and transport for withdrawals.

9:37am, receiving multiple reports of Standup Paddlers and small vessels beset by the East Winds gusting. Officers responded in the Fireboat to assist.

10:51am, dispatched to beach fire at Surfers Knoll. Officers responded and extinguish the fire. It was the bonfire from last night, it reignited in East winds.

Monday 1/29

11:22am, received report of illegal mooring at dock in the keys. Officers responded, investigated, and discovered the vessel had permission to secure.


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