On Saturday, November 25, 2017, at about 3:40 p.m., Newport Police Officers responded to the Cliff Walk behind the area of 646 Bellevue Avenue for a report of 2 females spray painting the sea wall. When the responding officers arrived on scene, the suspects had left the area.

According to Newport Police Department, video images of the suspects were obtained and placed on the Newport Police Department’s Facebook page and with the assistance of the public, the suspects were identified.

On December 2, 2017, at 10:15 a.m., Newport Police Department states that 22-year-old Jocelyn Senecal of East Providence, RI and 22-year-old Jenna Senecal of East Providence, RI turned themselves into the Newport Police Station. They were both charged with 1 count of Graffiti (RI General Law §11-44-21.1) and 1 count of Conspiracy (RI General Law §11-1-6/M). These charges are misdemeanors.

They were processed and released and will appear in Newport District Court on December 13, 2017. No further information will be released at this time, according to Newport Police Department.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.