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Old 15-06-2015, 04:45   #1
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BOLO: Missing/Stolen Ericson 39 flush deck, south florida/bahamas

Flush deck, early 70's Ericson 39 "Tethys" on transom, home depot aluminum ladder on stern, dark blue canvas, dodger, brand new main sail, white/cream boat with blue stripe under rub rail... boat looks rough and ugly but is solid and was my friends pride and joy

boat was anchored 2 miles south of lake worth inlet on Thursday (6/11) morning after returning from bimini and was noticed missing Saturday morning (6/13). authorities have been notified. if you see the boat contast Palm Beach County Sherriffs office, Or Palm Beach Police, or Owner Roger @ 561-294-eight8eight5
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Pictures?


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Re: BOLO: Missing/Stolen Ericson 39 flush deck, south florida/bahamas

Is the water clear enough to see the bottom where it was on the hook? Could have sunk.
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Old 15-06-2015, 13:27   #5
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Is the water clear enough to see the bottom where it was on the hook? Could have sunk.

Water is pretty shallow in that area. Should be visible if sunk.
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Re: BOLO: Missing/Stolen Ericson 39 flush deck, south florida/bahamas

Can't PBSo check bridge logs? If she didn't pass a bridge, she is in the ocean


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Re: BOLO: Missing/Stolen Ericson 39 flush deck, south florida/bahamas

Boat was found last night, inside the Hillsboro inlet on the other side of the bridge tied up behind a house under construction, somethings are missing but it could be allot worse and the perp left many personal effects on board so he is going to fryyy, thanks all~~!!!!
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Re: BOLO: Missing/Stolen Ericson 39 flush deck, south florida/bahamas

What kind of bone head tries to steal a sailboat?

If you do catch him then please update here...be interesting to know what this numb nuts was thinking.
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Re: BOLO: Missing/Stolen Ericson 39 flush deck, south florida/bahamas

Cool. Glad to hear your boat was found in what sounds like good condition. Keep us updated on the proceedings.
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Re: BOLO: Missing/Stolen Ericson 39 flush deck, south florida/bahamas

Please get good video of the flogging and keelhauling.
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Re: BOLO: Missing/Stolen Ericson 39 flush deck, south florida/bahamas

Leave em hanging from the yard arm for a few days. That seems to have a good deterrent effect.
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Re: BOLO: Missing/Stolen Ericson 39 flush deck, south florida/bahamas

Glad the boat was found. I'm guessing if he left some personal effects on board he may not be of sound mind, well less sound then your average criminal anyways

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Re: BOLO: Missing/Stolen Ericson 39 flush deck, south florida/bahamas

Maybe it was a her, not a him!
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Re: BOLO: Missing/Stolen Ericson 39 flush deck, south florida/bahamas

Here's some news coverage:
Man with stolen 39-foot sailboat arrested in Lighthouse Point - Sun Sentinel

Man with stolen 39-foot sailboat arrested in Lighthouse Point, cops say


Keith Richard Wheeler, 41, accused of stealing a sailboat, had his bond set at $15,000 at a Broward Court appearance Tuesday. (Sun Sentinel)

By Tonya Alanez Sun Sentinel

A man with numerous aliases, a lengthy criminal record and no permanent address was arrested in Lighthouse Point on Monday while carrying a case of water and a backpack to a stolen sailboat, according to a police report.
Keith Richard Wheeler, 41, allegedly stole the boat, a 1972 39-foot Ericson valued at $75,000, from Palm Beach County on Sunday.
Keith Richard Wheeler, 41, is accused of stealing a 39-foot sailboat from Palm Beach County. (Broward Sheriff's Office/courtesy)

A day after reporting the boat stolen to the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, owner Roger Rogers, of Greenacres, alerted authorities that a boat matching the description of his vessel might be docked behind a Lighthouse Point home.
When police arrived at the home in the 2700 block of Northeast 24th Street, it was vacant and under construction with a sailboat named Tethys tethered to the dock. Its tag matched the tag of the boat Rogers had reported as stolen, the report said.
Wheeler showed up carrying a case of water and a large backpack, pointed and said he was going "to my boat," the report said.
"I know I should not have docked at someone's house, but I ran out of water and I was just leaving," Wheeler told an officer.
Wheeler went on to explain that "someone gave him the boat and he was going to sell it like he has done to other boats over the years," the report said.
When Wheeler was placed under arrest at 10:50 p.m., he said "he would rather not discuss the situation," according to the report.
Charged with grand theft, Wheeler is being held in the Broward Main Jail.
In setting Wheeler's bond at $15,000 Tuesday, Broward County Judge John "Jay" Hurley noted his multiple aliases — Aaron Johnson, Matthew Johnson and Samuel Britton — and numerous arrests for charges including cocaine possession, battery and grand theft auto.
Wheeler was released from a Florida state prison in September 2014 after serving four months for cocaine possession and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Records show he has had three other brief stints in Florida state prisons.
According to the police report, Rogers got his sailboat back.
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