SAN DIEGO — On Jan. 4, an incident involving the theft of an 80-foot cabin cruiser took place at Marriott Marina. After several 911 calls were placed, Port of San Diego Harbor Police responded to reports of the theft. The suspect, 31-year-old Joshua Collins of San Diego, was taken into custody by police and is being charged with Grand Theft and Felony Vandalism as well as other charges.
Witnesses described seeing a male ascend the marina security gates and board the vessel, then embark on the vessel. As the boat drifted into an adjacent dock, a boat owner attempted to stop the stolen vessel from drifting into his dock and sustained a head injury, falling into the water.
Another vessel owner attached a line from the stolen vessel to his dinghy, holding the vessel in place until the police could arrive. No one suffered from life-threatening injuries.