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I've given this alot of thought and the reason the police are giving you for not getting involved does not hold water.
There are a lot of valuable items that don't have serial nuumbers. Hand tools and building supplies lead the list. If in fact the police would not follow up on anything without a serial number, lumber and building supplies are free for the taking. A guy could build a heck of a house from visiting job sites late at night with no worry about prison. Using the no serial number standard, if you can leave with it, then posession is the law. Heck anything at the marina, on the docks, lines, anchors, coolers, bumpers etc are free for the taking...
And, maybe it is just here where I live. But, I have friends that are police too, and if I called them about something like this, they would have already ran the boat, the girlfriend and the guy if they had his name. They also would have already stopped by and left their card on the boat with instructions to call them.
Something doesn't make sense. Maybe the police there just aren't interested in the theft, but if you make enough noise and climb the ladder at the PD or the District Atty's office, this will defintely be handled...
and finally, isn't anything over $750.00 a felony? Did he steel just the cloth or the frame too? If the frame is included this is a felony crime.
or am I missing something?
Last edited by Jonesee; 05-11-2009 at 03:08 PM.