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Offline Scott1427

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Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« on: January 23, 2020, 07:54:57 AM »
2003 18ft Hewescraft sportsman on an ez loader trailer. Boat has a green canvas top on. Yamaha 80 main motor and a new Yamaha 9.9 high thrust kicker. Please report to the police if seen thank you very much. Boat was taken from twin lakes neighborhood by Decatur high school in federal way

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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 07:56:52 AM »
Sucks. I'd suggest you bump this every three days kinda like a classified ad for the first week.

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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 08:00:59 AM »
Thanks for the tip, My wife has it posted on multiple social media sites as well.

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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 08:12:17 AM »
Rotten buggers! Nothing safe anymore. Watch the recyclers. The thieves will probably cut it up and sell it for scrap aluminum.

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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2020, 08:22:47 AM »
Wasn’t even thinking of the scrap aspect >:( I figured they were after the kicker :bash:

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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 08:36:07 AM »
They take it all! Your motors and trailer may already be in another state and the boat may be chopped to chunks of scrap. Sorry to hear this! I had heard that a group of Mucks had a theft/scrapping racket going in the south end a couple years back.
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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 09:58:56 AM »
Sorry to hear. Try also posting an ad on craigslist for a stolen boat. Craigslist has alot of people looking many places for boats and they continue to check back with the site while trying to find a deal.
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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2020, 09:59:30 AM »
man, this sucks!!!  Out of curiosity, was it stolen out of garage?  Driveway?  Storage?  Might be some words of caution that can be shared for the rest of us.

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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2020, 10:44:14 AM »
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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2020, 11:27:43 AM »
Man thats infuriating, sure hope homeowners extends to cover where you had this stored. Is there a way to search craigslist by state, or just region within the state? Makes searching tedious when you have to go through tacoma, then seattle etc

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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2020, 11:36:26 AM »
That's disappointing to hear!!! I hope you are able to recover it an some A**hole hasn't ruined it.

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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2020, 12:26:14 PM »
Aggravating! :bash: My flatbed trailer was stolen a few years ago while being borrowed. It was found dumped on the side of the road a week later, and the guy's jeep was found shortly after that.

Good luck on your recovery efforts. Pound the social media, that polished hull is gonna make it tough for them to keep it under the radar. If the detective assigned to your case isn't responsive, communicate only via email and always cc: their chief.   It's ok to be a bit of a pest to the detective, no matter how trivial they'll try to make your case sound.  Not sure how it goes in Pierce County, but I know that in Snohomish my trailer was very low on the priority list and they knew I had insurance, so they had better things to do. :twocents:

Man thats infuriating, sure hope homeowners extends to cover where you had this stored. Is there a way to search craigslist by state, or just region within the state? Makes searching tedious when you have to go through tacoma, then seattle etc

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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2020, 01:11:23 PM »
That sucks...I hate thieves..

The boat will probably show up dumped... generally they wont waste the time cutting it up. They take the motors and electronics and call it a day. The boat and trailer are Vin verified and attached to licensing so easy to id..the motors have vin's but generally people don't keep track of those.

Sorry this happened. Hopefully she's covered and you can upgrade her.


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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2020, 01:29:03 PM »
You should hound the police to view traffic camera's in the area around the time it was taken. Could probably get a plate number for the tow vehicle? Maybe that was stolen too- but, you never know. Hope you get resolution.

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Re: Boat stolen!!! Please keep an eye out
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2020, 02:11:53 PM »
my money is that the boat will be found on a tweeker compound.  Lots of them on Military Road S a few miles south of Peasley Canyon Way.

 


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