PACIFICA (CBS SF) — Three people aboard a stolen sailboat that ran aground in the surf in Pacifica Monday morning have been arrested, according to authorities.
The two men and one woman were aboard the 82-foot “Darling” when it got stuck near Linda Mar Beach at 5:18 a.m., North County Fire Authority spokesman Matt Lucett said.
The three suspects were identified as 63-year-old Leslie Gardner, 54-year-old Dario Mira and 56-year-old Lisa Modawell.
At least one of the suspects had a prosthetic leg. Police also found a large amount of alcohol, and an empty pizza box on board the boat.
The three had to be removed after the boat ran aground and have been arrested for grand theft and conspiracy.
The vessel they were on was stolen Sunday night according to the boat’s owner who said he has no connection to the suspects.
Pacifica Police Captain Joe Spanheimer said the suspects were not cooperative.
“In the end we had to drive our 4-wheel drive vehicle and communicate via our public address system,” Spanheimer said.
After two hours the suspects were removed by rescuers on jet skis.
According to a state parks ranger they were initially worried the suspects may be armed. When they jumped off the boat it was determined they were not. He said the inside of the boat was a mess and was full of empty beer containers. One of the suspects has a prosthetic leg.
No injuries were reported, Gaines said. The Coast Guard dispatched a swimmer to supply the sailboat crew with a radio, she said.