Harbor Blotter, Aug. 1 ed

SAN DIEGO COUNTY
July 19•
Harbor Police Units assisted US Border Patrol agents with detaining four subjects who were attempting to enter the country illegally.
July 16•  Harbor Police Units investigated a disturbance on the bait barge. A 50-year old male was transported to County Mental Health for a 72-hour evaluation.
July 12• Harbor Police investigated a vessel theft at the A-3 anchorage.
July 12• Harbor Police units responded to a call of an unconscious 23-year-old female in La Playa Cove. The victim was transported to UCSD Medical Center.
July 12• Harbor Police units cited a 46-year-old male for illegally anchoring in the Glorietta Bay channel.
July 10• Harbor Police units investigated a vessel accident in the Americas Cup Harbor.
July 7• Harbor Police units arrested a 47-year-old female in the Americas Cup Harbor for public intoxication.
July 7• Harbor Police units cited a 48-year-old male for illegal anchoring in the A-9 anchorage.

ORANGE COUNTY
Dana Point Harbor
July 24 •4:47 p.m.
Harbor Patrol towed a jet ski stuck in the kelp beds.
July 22 • 4 p.m. Harbor Patrol towed a catamaran that was on the rocks in the outer channel.

Newport Harbor
July 24 • 2:24 p.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a vessel taking on water at the Bait Barge. The passengers were off loaded and escorted to the Fun Zone.
July 23 • 12:10 p.m. Harbor Patrol responded to a 26 foot skip jack taking on water at the Newport Dunes.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Marina del Rey Harbor
July 18 • 2:40 p.m.
Marine Patrol deputies responded to the Echo Basin and conducted a burglary to a vessel investigation, with a criminal report taken.
July 14 • 1:59 p.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to the H-700 dock re: a call of a sinking vessel.  They boat crew pumped out approximately 300 gallons of water and stabilized the boat.
July 13 • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The USCG rode with the boat deputies and boarded several vessels, conducting safety inspections.
July 12 • 1:10 p.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to the Main Channel and “G” basin regarding a capsized vessel with a person in the water.  Upon their arrival they saw the victim clinging to the partially submerged vessel.  The deputies rescued the person from the water and took the vessel in tow.
July 11 • 5:56 p.m. Deputies from Marina del Rey Marine Patrol responded to the E-2600 dock re: a call of a sinking vessel. They boat crew pumped out approximately 100 gallons of water and stabilized the boat.

VENTURA COUNTY
Ventura Harbor
July 20• 2:05 p.m.
Patrol received a request for assistance from a vessel disabled inside the Harbor. Patrol responded, took the vessel into tow and released it at its slip at VWM.
July 20• 12:19 p.m.  A boater at VWM that a woman had fallen into the water and was unable to get back on the dock. Patrol responded. Upon arrival, the woman was out of the water.
July 18• 11:02 a.m. Patrol observed a vessel in the Keys low in the water  Patrol pumped out the vessel on left a note of the front door of the house advising the owner of the situation.
July 16• 10:36 p.m. FCC dispatched Patrol and others to a medical assist at the Ventura Community. AMR transported the patient to the hospital.
July 14• 2:14 p.m. HV Boatyard reports a vessel low in the water at VYC. Patrol responded, gained access to the vessel, and found a significant amount of water I the vessel. Patrol pumped water for approximately 35 minutes.
July 14• 7:59 a.m. CGCI relayed a report of a vessel possibly sinking a half a mile off the beach by Emma Wood. The caller was a in a southbound vehicle on 101. Patrol responded at USCG’s request as did Vessel Assist. No vessel could be located.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Santa Barbara Harbor
July 21• 7:20 p.m
. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report from the F/V Stardust that the M/V Playground was listing and sitting very low in the water. Harbor Patrol pumped out approximately 1500 gallons from the vessel. A caretaker for the vessel arrived and secured a strainer that was leaking. The owner was notified and responded the following day .
July 20• 7 p.m. Harbor Patrol Officers responded to Marina 2 on a report of a fight. Upon arrival, all parties had separated and left the area. A witnessed stated that youths had been tagging vehicles in the parking lot. One of the vehicle owners, a local fisherman, caught the vandals and a scuffle ensued. The youths were last seen jumping into a minivan and exiting the marina. The fisherman had apparently left the area as well.
July 17• 3:25 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded on PB#2 to the east side of Stearns Wharf on a report from the amphibious vehicle Land Shark that it lost power and was heading to the beach.  Harbor Patrol on PB#2 towed the Land Shark and its 25 passengers safely back to the Santa Barbara Harbor.
July 16• 6:25 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to the 90 minute parking lot on a report of a vehicle traffic accident. The party at fault was ultimately arrested for suspicion of DUI after blowing a .36 BAC which is 4.5 times higher than the legal limit.
July 12• 3 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to Marina 1 on a report from the vessel owner that his boat was ransacked. Numerous items were strewn about the cabin, back deck and in the engine compartment. The owner reported several cupboards and drawers open that he had left closed and a handrail was broken off. Missing items from the boat included several jackets from the closet, flat screen TV and beer out of the refrigerator. The burglary is still under investigation.

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