Lifeguard/Harbor Patrol Blotter

Overturned kayakers, pier jumpers, and seal harassers

San Diego lifeguards take care of us — July 24-30

July 30 0757 - Medical: 28 year-old male with a stingray injury at Blacks Beach. Lifeguard unit responds. Unable to locate. 0940 - Boating: Overturned kayak with 3 people in the water at Dana Landing. ...

Broadway pier swept by divers

To get it ready for the Giffords

July 21 HPD Dive Team members conducted a security sweep and assessment at Broadway Pier prior to the arrival of the newly named USS Gabrielle Giffords, which is an Independence-class littoral combat ship of the ...

Soggy jetskier unable to remount ski

Plus drug busts

July 15 HP issued a citation to a boater in the A-1 Anchorage who did not have a valid permit. HP were dispatched to the area of Buoy 22 for a boater needing assistance. It ...

Rule 9 infraction, boating under the influence, and inexperienced sailor

Large sailboat hitting anchored vessels in La Playa

July 6 HP took a phone report for a subject who claimed he hired a vessel mechanic to perform some work. The subject claimed the mechanic took miscellaneous engine components and cashed checks he should ...

Investigations and arrests on the waterfront

Busy in the wind

June 24 — HP investigated a vessel collision that occurred when an operator was attempting to pull out of his slip in a Harbor Island marina. The operator lost control of his boat in the ...

Wharf rats busy

Theft and vandalism monopolize Harbor Patrol's time last week

June 15 — HP investigated a burglary that occurred on a commercial fishing vessel in north SD Bay where unknown subjects broke into the vessel, damaging it and taking a few items. HP is still ...

Good Sam to the rescue

Vessel hits buoy, ejects occupants, does circles until dry

6/2 HP issued two citations to boaters that were illegally moored at the HPD Guest slips. 6/1 HP contacted a subject on the HPD guest slips and subject was subsequently arrested for an outstanding warrant. ...

Speeding Jetski rider hits shoal, gets ejected

End-of-May Harbor Patrol happenings

May 27 — HP responded to South Bay for a Jet Ski collision. It was found that the operator of the Jetski was unfamiliar with the area and struck a shoal / sand bar which ...

Sailboat sinks truck at ramp

Excerpts from last week's Harbor Patrol report

May 20 — HP responded to a north bay anchorage for a subject that was feeling depressed and suicidal. HP transported the subject to shore and then to County Mental Health for an evaluation. — ...

Disabled sailboat removed from cruise ship path; stoned stowaway stowed in county jail

The latest happenings of the Harbor Patrol

May 12 — HP impounded a vessel that was illegally anchored in Glorietta Bay without a valid permit. This vessel was recently impounded for the same violation. May 9 — HP were dispatched to the ...

Three sots on a barge, petty theft, and drifting dingies

Plus a collision during the Red Bull races

April 22 — HP issued a citation to the owner of an illegally anchored vessel in the A1 anchorage (La Playa Cove). April 21 — HP issued a citation to the owner of an illegally ...

A look at what the Harbor Patrol has been up to this month

Calls to respond

April 15 — HP contacted subject aboard vessel adrift in N. Bay. After assisting boater with contacting commercial assistance, subject was also served with a temporary restraining order that was previously unserved. April 14 — ...

Harbor Patrol investigates and responds

From observations to citations

April 1 — HP arrested subject with outstanding warrants aboard illegally moored vessel at Pepper Park dinghy dock. Vessel towed. March 29 — HP located an abandoned vessel that was dragging anchor in the main ...

Partially intoxicated, couple argues while boat circles

Harbor Patrol highlights from January and February

February 7 — HP responded to an adrift dinghy near the Shelter Island Launch Ramp. The dinghy was taken to the HPD impound dock. February 6 — HP issued a citation to a boater who ...

January Harbor Patrol highlights

Fishy fisherman arrested, hostage situation at Kona Kai

January 1 HP responded to a subject who had a dizzy spell and crashed his bicycle into the bay next to the Star of India Ship. A HP diver and vessel unit retrieved him from ...

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