By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
A boat sustained $2,000 worth of damage while it was parked behind a business on S. Ohio Street earlier this week.
Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning that sometime between 7 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 a.m. Monday, someone damaged a Cobalt CS23 boat that was parked behind a business in the 400 block of S. Ohio Street. The boat is owned by Michael Frederiksen, 48, and Tanya Frederiksen, 51, both of Salina.
The Frederiksens told police that they had parked the boat behind their business at 7 p.m. Sunday, and discovered that it had been damaged when they returned at 6:30 a.m. Monday.
Forrester said the rear hydraulic cover for the engine compartment had been forced open to the point that the hydraulic rods had been broken. The seat that sits on this cover had been ripped off. Additionally, two of the windshield panels of glass had been broken out of the left side of the boat's windshield.
Total damage was estimated at $2,000, Forrester said.