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Parolee steals boat, runs into Seal Beach shore

Authorities have arrested a parolee who stole a power boat in Long Beach and ran it aground Seal Beach Wednesday night.

August 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A power boat ran aground in Seal Beach and it turns out a parolee was at the helm.

The suspect was identified as 51-year-old John Maxedon.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department says he stole a 32-foot power boat in Long Beach and ran it onto the shore near 14th Street in Seal Beach late Wednesday night.

Investigators believe Maxedon was drunk at the time. He is under arrest.

There are no reports of injuries and no word on why Maxedon is on parole.