Key Largo – Detectives arrested two men for stealing a Chevy Suburban and a boat in Key Largo early today.
Detective Francisco Gaete saw the Suburban towing a boat in the vicinity of Cabrera Street and U.S. One at 1:30 a.m. The boat trailer was closely followed by a white pickup truck. When he saw all the vehicles run a stop sign, and saw the trailer had no lights working on it, he stopped them.
42 year old Jeffery Hines of West Palm Beach fled the scene on foot when the detective identified himself as a law enforcement officer. He returned to the scene just minutes later on his own, however.
A check on the Suburban and boat revealed both had been stolen. The Suburban was stolen from the Holiday Inn hotel in Key Largo, and the boat from a residence on Cabrera Street.
Hines and the second suspect, 22 year old Stephani Baker Lake Worth, Florida, were both arrested. Hines was charged with three counts of grand theft, two counts criminal mischief, burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft and resisting arrest. Baker was charged with burglary, two counts of grand theft, criminal mischief and theft. Both were booked into jail.