Category Archives: Harbor Patrol Blotter

Vol. 15, No. 09 – Jan 26 – Feb 8, 2022 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Tuesday 01/04

5:06pm, received report, hazard to navigation in the keys. Officers responded and found a dock box submerged, removed it. Contacted a number inside and the owner advised they haven’t lived in the keys for years, placed in L&F.

Friday 01/07

11:58pm, dispatched to chest pain at the Holiday Inn. Officers responded with AMR and attempted to assist the patient but they refused medical aid.

Saturday 01/08

10:53am, received report of vessel accident at VIM L-dock. Officers responded and investigated. Disabled vessel collided with a catamaran on the endtie. Minor damage was observed and the both parties were advised of the situation.

6:56pm, dispatched to a fall victim at the Greek restaurant. Officers went and found an 60 y/o male with a laceration on his head. Patient transported by AMR

Sunday 01/09

5:30am, observed NWS issued a Small Craft Advisory. Officers raised pennants.

10:40am, received report of two overdue Standup paddlers on a long distance trip. Officers investigated, and the two SUP’ers were found safe.

11:55am, officers en route to the docks in front of the Greek restaurant to lifeguard the swim for the cross event, “the Greek epiphany.”

Monday 01/10

2:39am, dispatched to a fall victim at VWM. Officers responded and assisted a 64 y/o male that fell earlier and wanted ride to hospital, AMR transported patient

Tuesday 01/11

4:35am, dispatched to a traffic accident on Spinnaker Dr. Officers responded and found a vehicle into a light pole. No injuries, but VPD arrested driver for suspicion of driving under the influence. Edison contacted about light pole.

11:59am, received report of a subject threatening to shoot someone. Officers advised to call police. Explaining to the caller that the Harbor Patrol are “boating” officers focusing on education and are not armed police officers.

10:13pm, dispatched to an ill person with Covid 19 at one of the marinas. Officers responded and assisted AMR with the call. All precautions taken.

Wednes 01/12

8:49am, dispatched to a missing surfer at the Ventura Pier. Officers responded and found a surfboard broken in half. The surfer was eventually found onshore.

11:50pm, dispatched to a missing 50 y/o female, last scene near Harbor Cove. Officers assisted VPD with the search, the person was located 4 hours later on a commercial fishing vessel with a friend. No injuries or crimes observed.

Thursday 01/13

10:57am, dispatched to an injured surfer near the Santa Clara Rivermouth. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to assist. Patrol transported patient to medics in Surfers Knoll lot. Patient transported for possible collar bone fracture

Friday 01/14

10:00am, Officers assisting VC Sheriff with their helicopter training at the end of Spinnaker Drive. They were conducting hoisting rescue operations.

Saturday 01/15

5:00am, received report of a tsunami advisory in effect for California from Tonga underwater volcanic eruption. Officers contacting marinas and receiving requests for information. Attempting to call all available officers to work.

10:50am, while searching offshore and from HQ for a missing sailboat, tragically, Rescue Boat 17, docked at the time, was inundated with an outgoing surge, capsized and sunk in the Pierpont Basin. Tow Boat US was able to raise the vessel, towed to the boatyard, hauled out where it awaits a survey of damage.

 

 

Vol. 15, No. 08 – Jan 12 – Jan 25, 2022 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Wednes 12/22

8:15am, contacted by a surfer who locked his keys in his vehicle. Officers were able to contact roadside assistance for the individual and he gained access to car.

11:15am, observed a semitruck successfully drive over the median near the VYC

Thursday 12/23

12:48pm, dispatched to a male complaining of abdominal pain in Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to the call.

9:08pm, officers emptied the rain gauge, it recorded 2.63 inches of rain today.

Friday 12/24

7:00am, while on patrol, officers observed Santa Clara River flowing steadily.

5:02pm, officers assisting VPD with a trespassing call at the fuel dock. A search of the docks, vessels and office was conducted but no trespasser was found.

8:27pm, monitoring VPD with a suicidal subject on Spinnaker Dr. VPD was able to convince the individual to seek help and deescalate the situation.

Saturday 12/25

9:45pm, observed a strong storm cell moving through harbor, 30kts of South wind and extreme rain fall. Power outage for a few minutes.

11:10pm, observed 0.86 inches of rain in the gauge from yesterday and recently.

Sunday 12/26

11:33am, dispatched to cardiac/respiratory arrest on a vessel in VWM B-dock. Officers responded by and assisted VFD, VPD and AMR with the call. The patient was deceased for some time, resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.

4:30pm, received request for assistance from TowBoat US with removing a sinking panga towed from Goleta. The vessel was placed on a trailer.

Tuesday 12/28

5:40am, observed the National Weather Service issued a Small Craft Advisory for Northwest winds gusting to 25kts later. Officers raised warning pennants.

3:31pm, received report of personal watercraft operating recklessly near Seaward. Officers met with the operators at the launch ramp and issued warnings for violations and educated on ordinances and state laws.

Wednes 12/29

7:25pm, received report of two commercial fishing vessels listing and or sitting low in the water. Officers investigated and found the vessels as reported. The owners were contacted and mitigated the issues.
Thursday 12/30 8:34am, dispatched to Holiday Inn for a fire alarm. Officers responded with VFD and determined the call was false after investigation.

11:33am, observing high flow of murky water from the barranca with debris.

9:30pm, dispatched to a medical in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to assist a patient with her Oxygen generator.

Friday 12/31

12:23pm, while on patrol in Rescue B17, observed 3 novice kayakers impede & force a large crew boat to take evasive maneuvers operating in the main channel of the harbor. Officers contacted the group, educated them of “rule-of-tonnage.”

Saturday 1/1/22

8:00pm, received report of a sailboat that sank in its slip at VWM D-dock. Officers responded, determined no hazards, advised TowBoat US & Marina.

10:50pm, dispatched to an assault at 1583 Spinnaker Dr. Officers responded and assisted VFD, AMR and VPD with a family dispute. Eventually the revelers were able to calm down, get a ride home. A lot of alcohol involved, no medical.

Sunday 1/2/22

1:50pm, received report of broken dock at “Big Beach” in the keys. Officers investigated, found that the dock is city property and advised them of the issue.

9:30pm, dispatched to a sick person in Portside apartments. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the call. Patient transported to local hospital.

Monday 1/3/22

4:33am, while on patrol, observed 13 semi-trucks on Spinnaker waiting 4 squid.

 

 

Vol. 15, No. 07 – Dec 29,2021 – Jan 11, 2022 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Wednes 12/08

4:23pm, dispatched to an offshore Search & Rescue for missing fisherman from the commercial boat John Start. Officers responded in the Fireboat and Rescue B17 with multiple agencies to aid in the search. Search patterns were conducted for five hours in the Santa Barbara Channel along with USCG vessels/aircraft & TowBoat US. Sadly, and with heavy hearts, only his vessel was found and he is still missing. Tran was one of the longest tenants of Ventura Harbor, beloved by everyone, he always made the effort to say hello, shake your hand with a huge smile. Fishing, years ago, Tran rescued a former Ventura HP officers’ father in an outrigger canoe accident.

Thursday 12/09

12:30pm, officers assisting the family of Vuong Tran tow his vessel the John Start to be offloaded at the VHV fuel pier and then returned to its slip in VHV.

Friday 12/10

7:36pm, received a report of a vessel hoop netting at the breakwall without navigation lights. Officers responded in Rescue B17, educated operator.

Saturday 12/11

10:05am, received a complaint from a fisherman about another fisherman placing his hoop nets illegally too close to the breakwall. Officers investigated and educated the individual about harbor ordinance on legal placement of traps.

Sunday 12/12

1:15am, dispatched to Ventura Marina Community for female complaining of difficulty breathing. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with call.

8:20am, received report of an alarm sounding on a vessel in Portside F-dock. Officers responded, no issues noted. Owner notified, en route to secure alarm.

Monday 12/13

12:30pm, received request from CIMWI (CI marine wildlife institute) to assist in capture of emaciated sea lion at Harbor Cove. Officers assisted and were successful in capturing the mammal so that it can be rehabilitated.
Wednes 12/15 12:49am, dispatched to an Ocean Rescue at VHV D-dock, 26 y/o male fell overboard from a Commercial Fishing vessel. Officers responded and found the individual intoxicated and hypothermic from water immersion. He refused care.

12:04pm, received a report of an individual harassing sea lions at VIM. Officers investigated, contacted the disturbing party; no evidence of harassment found.

Thursday 12/16

10:20am, contacted a male with three labs off leash at Harbor Cove. Educated the individual about leash law and to please be in control of his dogs due to numerous complaints about the issue.

Friday 12/17

4:15pm, officers preparing for the 2021 Parade of lights, setting turning buoys and answering numerous inquiries about the event.

5:30pm, officers monitoring the parade of lights from patrol vessels and vehicle. Several warnings for safety violations issued to vessels watching the parade.

Saturday 12/18

12:50pm, officers attended the memorial for lost fisherman from the John Start.

1:15pm, officers in fireboat lead a procession of vessels for the lost fisherman.

5:05pm, officers preparing for the second night of the Parade-of-lights. Setting the turn buoys and receiving assignments for the evening.

10:54pm, dispatched to a traffic accident at 1901 Spinnaker Dr. Officers responded and assisted VPD/VFD with the accident. No injuries occurred.

Sunday 12/19

11:02am, dispatched to a stroke victim in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with female patient.

Monday 12/20

6:37am, dispatched to a fall victim in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted the 72 y/o male back to his bed, he refused treatment.

 

 

 

 

Vol. 15, No. 06 – Dec 15 – Dec 28, 2021 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Wednes
11/24

6:15am, observed NWS issued Gale Watch this evening for Northeast winds gusting to 30kts, officers raised warning pennants.

1:35pm, dispatched to abdominal pain at 1559 Spinnaker. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with 79 y/o female, she was transported to hospital.

Thursday
11/25

7:45am, observed a large sailboat in VIM E-dock with head sail ripped and unfurled. Officers were able to untangle the sail and furl it back up.

12:35pm, while on patrol in the vehicle, observed a personal watercraft low in the water at the launch ramp. Officers investigated and found the owner forgot to put in plugs and took on water. Assisted dewatering and safety inspection.

Friday
11/26

4:20pm, while on patrol in Rescue B17, observed a motor vessel anchored near the shore at Harbor Cove. Eventually, the vessel went aground after wrapping their prop. Officers assisted Tow Boat US with removing the vessel.

11:55pm, while on patrol in Rescue B17, officers observed a small vessel with 4 POB, main channel in violation of speed ordinance. Educational advice given.

Saturday
11/27

7:01am, while on patrol in the vehicle, observed/monitoring bodysurfing contest.

9:42am, contacted an inbound 30ft motorboat in violation of speed/wake in the main channel of the harbor. Operator was educated about the violation and the responsibility and or damage he has for what his wake causes.

11:29am, dispatched to difficulty breathing at the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with 72 y/o female who recently had a heart attack and a stint put in. She was transported to hospital by AMR.

6:37pm, dispatched to hazardous condition, gas leak at the VHV fire pit. Officers assisted maintenance secure the leak.

Sunday
11/28

11:28am, received report of an injured sealion at Portside B-dock. Officers responded and found the sealion, uninjured and it swam away.

3:49pm, received report of two kayakers capsized near mid harbor area. Officers responded and assisted the pair out of the water and dewater their kayaks.

4:03pm, dispatched to back pain in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the call.

8:01pm, dispatched to a reported kidnapping at 1583 Spinnaker. Officers responded with VPD to the call. After a brief investigation, the supposed victim was intoxicated and refused service so she claimed she was kidnapped. The patient/victim was arrested for false statements/public intoxication, no kidnapping or injuries occurred to the subject.

Monday
11/29

12:16pm, dispatched to stroke patient at 1567 Spinnaker Dr, VHV. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the call. Patient transported.

Tuesday
11/30

6:33am, received report from US coast guard of a search and rescue case with a commercial fishing vessel. The captain was under the influence of meth and was acting erratically, throwing some passengers overboard. Incident was under investigation by United States Coast Guard.

12:30pm, received report from commercial fishing vessel near oil piers of a panga aground, no people or any debris were in the area. VCSO investigating.

Wednes
12/01

11:35pm, received report of a transient bathing nude at the fountain in the courtyard of VHV 1591 building. Officers observed male leaving the area.

Thursda
12/02

4:20pm, received report of an individual throwing trash out of his vehicle on Spinnaker Dr. Officers responded, found the male, informed him of the violation and waited while he picked up his trash and disposed of it.

Monday
12/06

4:33am, while on patrol in the truck, officers observed squid operations at full capacity with seiners unloading and semi-trucks waiting for totes to deliver.

Vol. 15, No. 05 – Dec 1 – Dec 14, 2021 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Wednes
11/10

6:26am, observed NWS issued a Small Craft Advisory for NW winds gusting to 30kys in the afternoon in the Western portion of the East Santa Barbara channel.

7:14am, received report of a baby Fur Seal and two pelicans injured near the Santa Clara River. Officers responded with CIMWI & captured the mammal & sea birds. Volunteers taking animals to Long Beach for rehabilitation.

8:15pm, received report of individual locked in HarborTown point club house. Officers responded and were able to free the older male from the rec room.

Thursday
11/11

1:27pm, dispatched to 46 y/o male with chest pain at Ventura Isle Marina K-dock. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to the call. Patient was transported to hospital by AMR for further evaluation.

Friday
11/12

5:54pm, while on patrol in Rescue B17, officers contacted two fishermen hoop netting for lobster in the Harbor entrance for illegal placement of traps.

6:20pm, dispatched to a vehicle fire at 1431 Spinnaker Dr. Officers responded and assisted VFD with the call. The vehicle is a total loss, no one was injured.

10:52pm, dispatched to difficulty breathing at the Portside apartments, 900 blk Schooner. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to the call.

Saturday
11/13

7:30am, while on patrol in vehicle, officers issued verbal warnings to several dog owners for not picking up after their animals and off leash at Harbor Cove.

10:50am, received report of an injured seal in A Basin of the harbor. Officers responded and found a sea lion “thermo-regulating” in the area, no injuries.

10:01pm, dispatched to behavioral emergency at Portside apartments. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to the call, staging for VPD to clear. No medical.

Sunday
11/14

1:49pm, dispatched to Ocean Rescue, kayaker in distress at Santa Clara Rivermouth. Officers responded by sea in Rescue B17 and by land in Harb1 with multiple agencies to the call. RB17 arrived on scene and found the victim caught in a rip current, unable to return to shore, treading water for 30mins.

Monday
11/15

3:23pm, dispatched to an ankle injury at Harbor Cove. Officers responded and assisted a 9 y/o with a ride to vehicle in the lot. She refused treatment and was transported to the hospital by her guardian for further evaluation.

Tuesday
11/16

8:46am, received compliment from the ocean rescue victim from Sunday. The individual thanked Harbor Patrol Officers for saving him from the rip current. He suffered from exhaustion and mild hypothermia. He retrieved his kayak.

Wednes
11/17

8:46am, dispatched to a fall victim 1000 blk Marina Dr, Portside. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with an elderly female who fell out of her wheelchair. She was treated at the scene for a laceration.

10:40pm, received a request for help from a guest staying at the HarborTown point, he was locked out of his room in his underwear. Officers contacted management, provided clothing and stood by until he was let back in.

Thursday
11/18

9:39am, received report of found property, drone that crashed into a commercial fishing boat rigging just outside the harbor.

3:45pm, received request to assist CIMWI with capturing an injured sea lion. The mammal was caught, placed in a cage and transported to waiting vehicle.

Friday
11/19

4:47pm, received report of a cat wandering around the Harbor Village from tenants. Officers contacted rescue volunteers, but the cat’s owner arrived.

Tuesday
11/23

5:19am, received request from VPD to assist with investigation of stolen catalytic converter(s). The thieves fled the VWM parking lot and VPD pursued the three juveniles who eventually crashed near Seaward Ave. 11 catalytic converters were recovered from the vehicle with burglary tools & floor jack. A gun was recovered from the original scene, the incident is under investigation.

Vol. 15, No. 04 – Nov 17 – Nov 30, 2021 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Wednes
10/27

8:45am, received report of an injured pelican on Spinnaker Dr. Officers responded, captured the bird for rescue volunteers to attempt rehabilitation.

10:11pm, dispatched to a fall victim in Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded, assisted the patient up, no injuries occurred from the fall.

11:56pm, hoopnet fishermen complaining about pulling each other’s traps they have video of the incident. After investigation, determined mistaken trap ID.

Thursday
10/28

4:00pm, received a walk-in complaint from a VIM tenant that his boat is being investigated for diesel pollution. Advised to report visible sheens and that officers respond to all reports of petroleum spills

Friday
10/29

7:30am, while on patrol in the vehicle, approached by a known transient complaining about Harbor Cove amenities. Officers educated the individual of the several violations with his vehicle and the no camping ordinance.

Saturday
10/30

7:16am, dispatched to a medical at 1559 Spinnaker Dr. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with a 50 y/o male in breathing distress. Patient transported

11:05am, while on patrol in the Fireboat, officers observed 2 illegally placed hoopnets near the harbor entrance. They were removed and impounded.

1:03pm, officers training on search patterns and setting anchor techniques.

Sunday
10/31

8:51am, dispatched to a fire alarm at Four Points Sheraton. Officers responded and assisted VFD with the call. The alarm was discovered to be false.

12:35pm, dispatched to a traffic accident, vehicle vs motorcycle near 1449 Spinnaker. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the patient who sustained leg injury, femur fracture. Patient transported to local hospital.

7:00pm, received report of an assault in Ventura Harbor Village, officers responded with VPD to the call. VPD handled the call.

Wednes
11/03
5:14pm, received a dispatch to an assault at the Portside sales office. Officers responded with Ventura PD and assisted with the call.

9:33pm, received a report of transients camping in a vehicle in VIM parking lot. Officers responded, educated of the trespassing violation and moved them on.

Thursday
11/04

11:03am, dispatched to unknown medical at Holiday Inn. Officers responded assisted VPD/AMR with a patient on fentanyl, who was transported to hospital.

9:20pm, dispatched to a person with a gun in the water near the Ventura Pier, being chased by Ventura PD. Officers responded in Fireboat to assist with the detention of the suspect. He was caught and arrested before officers arrived.

Friday 11/05

9:45am, officers assisting National Scholastic Surfing Association scout an area for them to set up two separate contest areas for College & Goldcoast seasons.

5:03pm, observed dense fog, 1/8 of a mile visibility. Activated fog signal.

Saturday
11/06

8:50am, officers attending ceremony for veterans at the village lawn with a 3 shot salute. Ventura PD advised of the blanks being fired for ceremony..

Sunday
11/07

712:15pm, received report of found property, a peddle boat that was found near the entrance to the keys. Officers posted info on social media and impounded it.

Monday
11/08

8:15am, contacted by an individual who locked keys in their vehicle. Officers contacted AAA for the individual and waited until they arrived to open vehicle.

12:55pm, while on patrol in Fireboat, officers retrieved a commercial lobster trap near the breakwall. Officers returned it to the owner near the fuel dock.

5:35pm, dispatched to a stroke patient at Brophy Bros. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the 84 y/o patient. He was transported to hospital.

Vol. 15, No. 03 – Nov 3 – Nov 16, 2021 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Tuesday
10/12

7:57pm, received dispatch to an Ocean Rescue, unclothed person jumping into the water and swimming out past the waves. Officers responded in the Fireboat to assist VFD, VPD and AMR with the victim who was safely returned to shore.

Wednes
10/13

8:10am, observed a wounded pelican at the Santa Clara Rivermouth, officers captured it for sea bird rescue volunteers for rehabilitation.

12:35pm, dispatched to an unconscious person on promenade near Harbor Cove Café. Officers responded and found a transient sleeping, no medical.

Friday
10/15

11:59pm, dispatched to fall victim in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted AMR with the patient to the gurney. Patient transported.

Saturday
10/16

2:50am, dispatched to fall victim in the HarborTown point. Officers responded on foot to assist a 76 y/o male who was lying on the floor. Patient transported.

7:33am, dispatched to a sick person in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted 79 y/o female who was transported to hospital by AMR.

11:35am, dispatched to a fall victim at Ventura Marina Community, officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with a 98 y/o female.

1:20pm, dispatched to a stingray strike at Harbor Cove. Officers responded and assisted a 35 y/o male with a puncture wound, patient transported by AMR..

Sunday
10/17

3:28am, dispatched to unconscious person at VWM parking lot. Officers responded and assisted VPD with the patient who was intoxicated in his vehicle.

Monday
10/18

9:35am, officers on Fireboat taking National Park Service bird experts to count the pelicans on the breakwall. Also, to look for oiled or injured sea birds.

2:15pm, receiving multiple reports of an injured sea lion at VWM C-dock. Officers educated callers on the CIMWI website contact # to assist the mammal.

Wednes
10/20

4:22pm, received report from California Fish & Wildlife about the injured sealion at VWM C-dock. A veterinarian is monitoring the injured animal and believes it can recover from their injuries naturally. Advised marina manager.

Thursday
10/21

10:35pm, received a report that a fellow fisherman is moving hoop nets without the RP’s permission. Officers on patrol in Rescue B17 contacted the individual and he stated that a sealion was in the area and moving the hoop nets not him.

Saturday
10/23

10:15am, observed National Weather Service issued a Small Craft Advisory for winds gusting to 25kts and large surf, 8-10ft Northwest swell.

10:30am, observed six commercial lobster traps in the entrance. Officers were unable to remove due to hazardous conditions from large waves in the entrance.

7:33pm, received report of a skiff adrift in the mid area of the harbor. Officers responded in the Fireboat but were unable to locate any skiffs adrift.

Sunday
10/24

10:30am, received report of a dock float secured in a slip at the Ventura Yacht Club. Officers contacted construction company from VIM to retrieve the float.

11:30am, observed all commercial lobster traps have “walked” to the breakwall.

2:55pm, dispatched to an ill person at the Portside development. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the call. The patient refused assistance.

Monday
10/25

4:17pm, while on patrol in the vehicle, observed hazardous conditions at South Beach. 8-10ft Northwest swell, waves breaking everywhere and West winds gusting to 30kts. Observed a few surfers catching waves in Harbor Cove.

 

 

Vol. 15, No. 01 – Oct 6 – Oct 19, 2021 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Tuesday
9/14

9:55pm, contacted by individuals who lost an iPhone on the beach near Surfers Knoll. Officers assisted with the search and were able to locate the lost phone.

Wednes
9/15

11:00am, officers giving a tour of harbor and memorial to the family and grandchildren of Harbor Patrol Officer Paul Korber who died in the line of duty during a water rescue of a family in the South Jetty rip current in 1998.

Thursday
9/16

10:56am, dispatched to a sick person at Le Petit Café in Harbor Village. Officers responded in Harb 1 with AMR/VFD to assist in treatment of the patient..

Friday
9/17

7:02am, dispatched to a fall victim in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to treat an older male with a laceration to forehead and lip. First aid was rendered to the wounds and patient transported to hospital.

8:29am, received report of a hazardous condition in the Ventura Keys. Officers responded and found workers demolishing a cement dock and throwing the debris into the harbor. Officers halted the work, contacted Ventura code compliance to enforce pollution violation. Keys are the jurisdiction of Ventura.

9:50pm, dispatched to traumatic injury on a boat heading back to Harbor, District Longdock. Officers responded with AMR/VFD to extricate/treat a patient with broken leg/laceration from collision. The patient was transported.

Sunday
9/19

12:05pm, received a request for assistance to capture an injured pelican at the S/C Rivermouth. Responded, captured bird and transported volunteer to vehicle.

Tuesday
9/20

9:47am, dispatched to a fall victim at Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and lifted the patient, no medical occurred during the fall.

10:49am, observed a thick heavy fog bank rolling in, visibility less than 1/8 mile

Thursday
9/23

6:23pm, received a request for impounded property, an electric bike from several months ago. Officers confirmed the property was still at the District. The individual recovered from a major medical, he will pick the bike up soon

Saturday
9/25

6:00am, observed: National Scholastic Surfing Association putting on Southwest Open season surfing contest at South Beach near the Surfers Knoll Jetty. Hundreds of competitors competing from Mini Groms to Open Mens, boys and girls from all over the State of California. The contest continues tomorrow.

9:27pm, received request from a 70ft sailboat looking for accommodations. Officers were able to find a slip in Ventura Harbor Village for the vessel.

Sunday
9/26

10:45am, received a report of nuisance sea lions on most of the demolished Ventura Isle Marina F-docks. Officers responded but were unable to mitigate the issue, just too many mammals. NOAA has a list online of reasonable methods for property and boat owners to remove sealions from their property.

Monday
9/27

7:50am, received a report of a suspicious vessel, possibly a panga near Little Rincon. Officers responded in Fireboat to investigate the report. When officers arrived on scene, they found a local commercial fishing vessel retrieving traps.

4:45pm, received 911 relay report from CHP of a large sailboat adrift in the sand trap, in danger of colliding with the North jetty and Breakwall. Officers investigated and found the owner was moving from outside to inside breakwall.

 

Vol. 14, No. 26 – Sept 22 – Oct 5, 2021 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Tuesday
9/7

9:15am, received a complaint from a boater about the Coast Guard boarding a vessel in the fog in the entrance yesterday. An inbound vessel nearly collided with them during the contact. Advised to contact Coast Guard for more info.

7:45pm, educated the operator of a Swan peddle boat about operating after sunset and operating outside of the harbor near the entrance.

Wednes
9/8

5:00am, received report of a person falling off the dock into the water near 1691 Spinnaker Dr. Officers responded but were unable to locate anyone in the water.

10:20am, received a mayday call from a boat dead in the water, 3 miles offshore. Officers responded in Rescue B17 and towed the vessel to the fuel dock. Likely 130 gallons of fuel were siphoned from his vessel. Once fueled it started up.

7:52pm, dispatched to a fall victim at Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR with the call. Lift assist only, no medical.

Thursday
9/9

12:03pm, while on patrol in Fireboat, officers observed a juvenile humpback whale near the Harbor Entrance. Officers observed, it appeared not in danger.

5:33pm, while on patrol in the fireboat, officers educated the operator of a PWC (personal watercraft) about speed and wake ordinance in the main channel.

6:04pm, dispatched to an Ocean rescue, swimmer in distress at Surfers Knoll. Officers responded by truck and in the fireboat to the call. A long-distance swimmer was outside the surfline, in no distress. Advised swim closer to shore.

Friday
9/10

6:03am, while on patrol officers observed a tree had fallen from Harbor Blvd onto Navigator near the Holiday Inn Express. Later, Crews removed the tree.

10:05am, while on patrol in RB17, officers observed a humpback whale approximately ½ mile off the Harbor Entrance. Also observed thick Red Tide.

Saturday
9/11

6:00am, flags placed at half mast to honor the victims of 9/11.

8:10am, contacted by a surfer about a hypothermic swimmer being assisted into the beach by swim club. Activated EMS and officers began treatment for hypothermic symptoms for an 18 y/o female. Patient was transported by AMR.

9:20am, receiving reports of a whale in harbor, officers in the Fireboat and Rescue B17 were attempting to persuade a humpback whale to leave the main channel of the harbor, keeping inbound/outbound vessels away from mammal.

10:59am, dispatched to chest pain in the Ventura Marina Community. Officers responded and assisted VFD/AMR. 68 y/o female transported to hospital.

5:21pm, received report of two whales in the harbor. Officers responded in the Fireboat and found a baby whale near the entrance and one outside the harbor.

Sunday
9/12

11:30am, Art Walk in the village has the area at capacity for people and parking.

5:50pm, dispatched to a medical at 1691 Spinnaker Dr, Island Packers. Officers responded with VFD/AMR to assist with the call.

8:54pm, received a request to open a locked parking lot so a vehicle could get out. After brief investigation, discovered the person was in CI Harbor.

Monday 9/13

8:34am, dispatched to an ill person at 1591 Spinnaker. Officers responded and found a 51 y/o male who drank too much alcohol. Transported to hospital.