San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: July 1st- July 4th 2016

INCIDENT: Fourth of July Marine Enforcement Operation

LOCATION: Colorado River Station


The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit, conducted it’s 2016 Fourth of July Weekend Operation, starting on July 1st,2016 through July 4th , 2016.The operation was conducted along the Colorado River from the California/Nevada State line to the Riverside County line.


The majority of the operation was focused on the waterways along with resorts, launch ramps and marinas along the Colorado River and Lake Havasu.A total of ten patrol vessels, one Rescue Dive Team, two Gang Enforcement Teams, an OHV team and one Sheriff’s Department helicopter team were deployed throughout the area.


A total of fifteen arrests were made, ten of which were for Boating Under the Influence. Forty five citations were issued for various boating law violations.The majority of the citations written involved carriage equipment violations and reckless/negligent boat operation.A total of four boating accidents were investigated by the Colorado River Station’s Boating Accident Investigation Team that varied from minor to majory injury accidents.


The Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit is dedictaed to providing a safe boating atmosphere for the public and always urges everyone to boat sober and wear their life jackets.


Refer:Deputy Travis Vessells

Station:Colorado River Station/Marine Enforcement Unit

Phone No.(760) 326-9200

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700