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Harbor Blotter -- Oct. 26

posted: 10/26/2012
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
San Diego Bay
Oct. 7 • 9:42 p.m
. San Diego Harbor Police officers issued a citation to a boater near Buoy 18 for not having proper lights or safety equipment.
Oct. 10 • 1:25 p.m. Harbor Police officers responded to a report of a kayaker in the water, approximately 1 mile off Coronado. A fisherman’s kayak began to take on water, resulting in the sinking of his kayak. A nearby Navy vessel provided additional assistance and Harbor Police transported the victim to Shelter Island. No injuries were reported.
Oct. 11 • 4:53 p.m. Harbor Police issued a speeding citation to a boater in Glorietta Bay.
Oct. 13 • 4:08 p.m. Harbor Police assisted a stranded boater near Glorietta Bay and provided a tow to the launch ramp.

ORANGE COUNTY
Newport Harbor
Oct. 21 • 5:34 p.m.
Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a sailboat colliding with a moored boat near the #10 marker.

VENTURA COUNTY
Ventura Harbor
Oct. 8 • 8:12 p.m.
Ventura Harbor Patrol officers observed a disabled vessel in the Main Channel, took the vessel in tow and released it at the launch ramp.
Oct. 8 • 9:17 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers observed two vessels disabled behind the breakwater, took them in tow and released them at the launch ramp.
Oct. 10 • 1:55 a.m. Ventura West Marina security reported spotting a person in the water. When Ventura Harbor Patrol officers arrived, the person was reportedly hiding under the docks to evade searchers. After an hour-long search, he was found naked in the water. He was transported to a local hospital.
Oct. 11 • 5:20 p.m. Ventura Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a vessel low in the water at Ventura West Marina. Upon arrival, officers found an 18-foot powerboat with water in the stern area and pumped out the water. When the boat’s owner arrived on the scene, the owner was reportedly aware that the vessel’s drain plug was faulty.
Oct. 12 • 5:25 p.m. Ventura Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a kayak overturned outside of the harbor, with the operator unable to get back into his craft. Officers responded, took the kayaker aboard the patrol boat, dewatered the kayak and transported it into the harbor. The operator was able to get back into his craft and continue his paddle.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Santa Barbara Harbor
Oct. 2 • 3:45 p.m.
Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers responded to a report at the maritime museum of a subject who approached a group of children and staff affiliated with a visiting tall ship and allegedly began yelling profanities and disrupting the children’s field trip. The subject was discovered to have two outstanding no-bail felony warrants. He was arrested and transported to county jail.
Oct. 3 • 6:30 a.m. Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers received a report that a witness observed someone painting the gang tag “Mesa Rats” on a wall across from Harbor Way at approximately 11:30 p.m. the previous night. Santa Barbara Police Department officers are now investigating the incident.
Oct. 7 • 4:55 p.m. Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officers aboard Patrol Boat #1 responded to the east side of Stearns Wharf on a report of a sailboat with six people aboard, about to run aground. Officers contacted the skipper and asked about the condition of his deck hand. Officers were reportedly told “he had been drinking rum all day” and had just fallen and hit his head on the boat. Officers towed the vessel to the launch ramp and arranged for medics to evaluate the deckhand, who was later transported to a nearby hospital.

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