WARWICK, RI — Officer Jeffrey Taranto was called to the East Greenwich Yacht Club.
1 Division St., Aug. 12 at 12:53 a.m., where Officer Aaron Steere had detained a 38-year-old West Warwick man after seeing him vandalize multiple boats.
Steere told Taranto that he’d seen the man, identified as Christopher Daley, 38, of 40 Dogwood Drive, West Warwick, throw a sailboat trailer before climbing onto multiple large boats and rocking them back and forth and strike each other, Taranto reported.
Steere also had the statements of two members of the club who also witnessed Daley enter the marina, shirtless, enter the marina, throw the trailer and begin shaking the boats, according to the report.
An employee of the club also witnessed the vandalism and provided a statement about it to Taranto.
When officers spoke with Daley, he admitted to “messing around” with the boats and was very apologetic and said he would pay for any damage he caused. According to the report, Daley showed signs of intoxication and had a smell of alcohol as he spoke, and indicated that he had been drinking at Blu on the Water.
Witnesses told officers that they had observed the suspect climb on multiple boats and made them rock back and forth and collide with one another. Daley was charged with one count of vandalism/malicious damage to property and taken into custody. He was transported to police headquarters, processed, given a court summons and later released to a sober adult.
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