From the police blotter….
A sailboat carrying 80 to 90 bales of marijuana ran aground in Newport Beach Monday after the U.S. Coast Guard attempted to stop and board it, authorities said. During a routine patrol, a Coast Guard crew saw a sailboat entering Newport Harbor near Balboa Island and decided to board it for an equipment check, authorities said.
As Coast Guard officials approached at 1 a.m., the sailboat veered right and came ashore at Ruby Avenue and South Bayfront.
Two people, described only as white males, jumped from the boat and ran away. Read on.