Through my volunteer work with the RCMP, I often receive notices, media releases, and other such information about real life crime happening in my neighbourhood.
Today, the cops are looking for a stolen boat.
This theft strikes close to home, not just geographically, but because this area of Canada where I live is a popular recreation area--full of lakes, trails, and wilderness. Most people have recreational vehicles of some sort, if not boats, then snow machines or ATV.
On June 23rd, 2012 Montreal Lake RCMP were dispatched to a theft of a boat at Waskesiu Lake in the Prince Albert National Park. The victim had parked his boat in the Main Beach parking lot at 2300 hrs on June 22nd, hooked up to his truck. The victim awoke at approx 0700 hrs on June 23rd and found that his boat had been unhooked from his truck and stolen.
The boat was purchased days earlier from Martin Motorsports in Saskatoon and is described as: 2012 Bennington 25 QCW Pontoon Boat. Boat serial # ETW79045A212, boat is cream colored and has 3 pontoons. Boat is equipped with a 300 HP Evinrude ETEC outboard, white in color(outboard serial # 05309351) Boat was on a galvanized steel "EZ Loader" trailer. Trailer Vin is 1ZEACPXH0CA002813. Trailer plate is SK # 265HQS.
Purchase value of the boat is $75,000.