Theft

Man convicted in 2014 yacht theft heads back to jail after he's found on the same boat again

Man convicted in 2014 yacht theft heads back to jail after he's found on the same boat again

A man whom the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Patrol inadvertently helped steal a $3-million yacht from its Newport Beach dock in 2014 is behind bars again after he was found on the same vessel this week.

Richard Marco Rodriguez, 35, of Whittier pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor trespassing charge after police found him two days earlier on the 78-foot Stimulus in its docking space in the 200 block of South Bay Front on Balboa Island, according to police and Orange County Superior Court records.

Rodriguez was immediately sentenced Thursday to 21 days in county jail and three years’ informal probation, according to court records.

Rodriguez told police...

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