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Harbor Police Blotter: October 24, 2012 – October 30, 2012

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The Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department is dedicated to maintaining public safety at San Diego International Airport, on San Diego Bay and the Port's tidelands.

Harbor Police officers made 23 arrests this week and responded to numerous incident reports. One person was arrested for false impersonation on West Harbor Drive near the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. In addition, there were two crime reports in Shelter Island for a stolen vessel and kayak.

Three people were arrested for being drunk in public. The arrests were made at A-1 anchorage in Shelter Island and on West Harbor Drive near the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina.

Additionally, Harbor Police officers placed five people into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol. The arrests were made on West Harbor Drive near Seaport Village, on 1st Avenue near the University of California Medical Center (UCSD), on West Grape Street near Washington Elementary School, on Canon Street near the San Diego Yacht Club and between Pacific Highway and West Grape Street near the Embarcadero.

In order to protect the tidelands from explosive threats and narcotic abuse and trafficking, the Harbor Police Department has a specialized K-9 team. The Harbor Police K-9 team is one of the only federally-certified explosive and narcotic-detection units in San Diego County. The K-9 officers use their canine partners to search vehicles, vessels or any suspicious device or area that may contain narcotics or explosives.

Harbor Police K-9 officers received five calls this week.

The narcotics-detection K-9 team searched a vehicle with positive results on Avenida De Portugal near Cabrillo Elementary School. The explosive-detection K-9 team also searched a hotel on two separate incidences with negative results.

In addition, the explosives-detection K-9 team searched unattended luggage on two separate occurrences with negative results at the San Diego International Airport.

Seven people were arrested for outstanding warrants. Harbor Police officers made the arrests on North Harbor Drive near Spanish Landing Park, on Pacific Highway near the San Diego International Airport and on West Island Avenue near Westfield Horton Plaza.

An arrest for disorderly conduct was made on North Harbor Drive near the Holiday Inn San Diego.

One person was arrested for resisting and delaying an on-duty Harbor Police officer on North Harbor Drive near Spanish Landing Park.

A crime was reported after someone was punched and kicked on West Harbor Drive near Seaport Village.

One person was arrested for vandalism on 1 Market Place and an arrest was made on West Harbor Drive near Seaport Village for theft.

Harbor Police officers detained three people for being a danger to themselves on West Broadway near Broadway Pier, on North Harbor Drive near the San Diego International Airport and on West Harbor Drive near the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. All three people were taken to a San Diego County psychiatric hospital.

There were nine sick/injury calls that were reported this week. The majority of the calls were minor scrapes and abrasions.

One person suffered from small cuts on both legs and a head injury at the San Diego International Airport and one person attempted to overdose on medication in Shelter Island. Both people were taken to UCSD.

In addition, one person suffered from a seizure at the San Diego International Airport and was transported to Kaiser Permanente hospital.

One person was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital for a psychological evaluation.

In other incidents, Harbor Police officers issued citations for failing to obey traffic laws, for possessing less than one ounce of marijuana, for littering on the tidelands and for urinating in public.

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About the Harbor Police

The Harbor Police Department is the law enforcement arm of the Port of San Diego. With more than 130 sworn officers, it provides public safety and marine fire-fighting services throughout the tidelands and San Diego Bay. Officers patrol San Diego International Airport under contract with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. The department works closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and terrorism task forces to ensure the security of the Port and tidelands. The Harbor Police respond to a variety of calls each day.

About the Port:

The Port of San Diego is the fourth largest of the 11 ports in California. It was created by the state legislature in 1962. Since then, it has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in public improvements in its five member cities – Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego.

The port oversees two maritime cargo terminals, two cruise ship terminals, 18 public parks, the Harbor Police Department and the leases of hundreds tenant and sub tenant businesses around San Diego Bay.

The Port of San Diego is an economic engine, an environmental steward of San Diego Bay and the surrounding tidelands, and a provider of community services and public safety.