By Press Release Thursday, March 03 2011 @ 03:35 PM EST
$2500 from BoatUS; Winter Crime Prevention Tips
When one Washington State boater had his boat burglarized at his marina, he didn’t take the news sitting down.
Peter Hunt, of Oak Harbor, Washington, went to the internet, where he found the thieves selling the stolen items taken during a rash of boat burglaries – including his own chartplotter – on eBay. Recently, he brought his internet investigation to the attention of authorities that led to the arrest and conviction of an adult and two teenagers and recovery of over $50,000 in stolen electronic equipment. Over 90% of the goods stolen at Hunt’s marina were recovered and returned to owners.