July 7, 2015

More marine related crimes, lower and middle Keys

Deputies and detectives took numerous reports of marine related thefts on Cudjoe Key, Big Pine Key and in Marathon recently.

Deputies took reports of six boats burglarized between July 5th and the 6th on Big Pine Key. Numerous GPS units were stolen, as well as lower units from two motors. Most of the boats were docked in canals or on davits behind homes. The vessel burglaries took place on San Remo Drive, Cedar Drive, San Sebastian Drive, Malaga Lane and on San Marco Drive.

Six boats were burglarized on Cudjoe Key between July 4th and the 5th. Most were docked behind homes and had electronics stolen. Two outriggers were also stolen from one boat and another boat was missing two lower units. The burglaries took place on Tortuga Lane, Legrand Lane, John Silver Lane, Jolly Roger Drive and Doubloon Lane.

Deputies took three vessel burglary reports in the Marathon area. Two occurred between July 4th and the 5th. The third took place sometime between June 26th and July 3rd. The burglaries took place on Camino De Vientos, 86th Street Ocean and at the Bonefish Motel. Fishing rods and reels as well as electronics were taken.

Detectives have been assigned to investigate these cases.  Anyone with information about these crimes should contact the Sheriff’s Office. Callers may also contact Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. Tipsters can remain anonymous and, if a tip leads to an arrest, the caller would be eligible for a substantial cash reward. The Crime Stoppers hot line number is 1-800-346-TIPS. Tips may also be submitted on line at www.tipsubmit.com or via a text message to 274637 using the keyword TIP136.

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