March 2, 2011

Three caught on stolen boat

Key Largo - Three Miami men were arrested Monday after they were caught by the U.S. Coast Guard on board a boat stolen from Key Largo.

The boat, a 48 foot Fountain called the "Dilligaf" is valued at $200,000.00 and was last seen by its owner on February 20th, tied up behind a home on Bahama Avenue. When the owner returned home on the 26th, it was gone. The following day, on the 27th at about 10 p.m., Detective Jason Madnick was notified that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel out of Miami had intercepted the stolen vessel about 15 miles west of Bimini. On board were three Miami men who were all taken into custody.

The boat and the men were brought back to the Islamorada Coast Guard base and were placed under arrest by Detective Madnick. 19 year old Yaiker Broche-Ortiz, 19 year old Yenier Espinosa and 45 year old Alberto Puga Lamas were all booked into the Monroe County Detention Center on charges of Grand Theft.

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