Harbor Blotter

Feb. 3 – Harbor Blotter

Byline: The Log Staff


San Diego Bay

Jan. 19 • 8:30 a.m. San Diego Harbor Police officers responded to a report of a 40- to 50-year-old man’s body discovered by a citizen, behind bushes in a parking lot on the 4900 block of North Harbor Drive. The body had reportedly suffered trauma, and the San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit opened an investigation. The identity of the deceased was still unknown at press time. Anyone with information related to this incident should call the homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego County CrimeStoppers at (888) 580-8477.


Newport Harbor

Jan. 15 • 12:18 a.m. Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of an allegedly intoxicated owner of a dinghy who had reportedly knocked the vessel’s other occupants into Newport Bay, near the docks of a waterfront restaurant. The passengers reportedly got out of the water.

Jan. 22 • 10:49 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a 911 call from a woman who, according to Sheriff’s Department reports, stated she and her friend were escorts aboard a boat in Newport Harbor, and the men they were with were “trying funny stuff.” Officers got GPS coordinates from the caller’s cell phone, but were unable to locate the caller.


Marina del Rey

Jan. 16 • 9.57 a.m. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Marine Enforcement deputies responded to a reported vessel burglary in B Basin.



Ventura Harbor

Jan. 15 • 11 a.m. Ventura Harbor Patrol officers observed wires arcing at Catalina Yacht Sales and notified the Ventura Fire Department. A small fire had started, but it was quickly extinguished. The electricity to the sales office and two docks was turned off until repairs to the electrical box could be made.

Jan. 21 • 1:50 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers observed a sailboat in distress in heavy surf near Greenock Jetty. Officers responded, took a large wave at the harbor entrance, recovered and took the sailboat in tow, just outside the surfline. Officers towed the vessel into the harbor without further incident.


Jan. 13 • 4:10 p.m. Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers assisted Santa Barbara police officers in locating and arresting an intoxicated nude man on the beach near Thousand Steps.

Jan. 18 • 8 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers notified a new boat owner that his vessel did not meet the city’s operability ordinance standards. According to officers, the 27-foot flybridge cabin cruiser, powered by a 4 hp auxiliary outboard motor mounted on the starboard side of the transom, did not provide adequate operator visibility, steerage or power to safely maneuver outside the harbor. The owner made repairs to the boat’s sterndrive and the vessel passed an operability test later that day.

Jan. 19 • 10:35 p.m. A Harbor Patrol officer responded to a report of an intoxicated man in a marina restroom. The subject was a marina liveaboard who was reportedly too drunk to find his boat. Santa Barbara police transported the man to a sobriety center.

Jan. 21 • 11 a.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report of several capsized sailboats inside the harbor. Officers righted two small boats, assisted the boats’ student sailors out of the water and towed the vessels to the University of California, Santa Barbara sailing docks.

Jan. 22 • 10:20 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers responded to a reported robbery at the launch ramp. The alleged victim said he went to speak to two men he knew, and they began punching him. They reportedly removed $160 from his wallet before he could run away. The Santa Barbara Police Department is investigating the incident.


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