REDWOOD CITY — Two of three people arrested on suspicion of stealing a yacht were set to be released from jail just days after the vessel ran aground in Northern California.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/ZdCsaV) that charges were dropped on Wednesday against 54-year-old Dario Mira and 56-year-old Lisa Modawell after prosecutors determined they didn't know the 82-foot sailboat was stolen.
Prosecutors said charges will still be filed against 63-year-old Leslie Gardner of Gillette, Wyo.
Police say the vessel "Darling" was taken early Monday from Sausalito Yacht Harbor, and ran aground more than 20 miles south at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica.
The boat's owner, John Fruth of Santa Rosa, saw reports of the grounded boat on television, and alerted police.
Life guards searching to boat afterward found bottles of beer and a pizza box.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com