San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
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