Police: 2 charged in vandalism of Newport Cliff Walk
NEWPORT (AP) — Police say two women face charges after Newport’s famous Cliff Walk was vandalized with spray paint.
Newport police say Jocelyn Senecal and Jenna Senecal, both 22 and from East Providence, turned themselves in Saturday morning. They were both charged with graffiti and conspiracy, which are misdemeanors.
The women were released and are due back in court Dec. 13. It wasn’t immediately clear whether they have attorneys.
Police this week asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspects who allegedly used spray paint on the walk last Saturday.
The 3 ½-mile walk is designated as a national recreation trail and is one of Rhode Island’s most popular tourist attractions. It runs between the Atlantic Ocean and many of Newport’s most spectacular mansions, and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.