Boats Burglarized at Marina

Several yachts were broken into at the MarineMax in South Pasadena Thursday.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of break-ins at the MarineMax Yacht Service Center at 6810 Gulfport Blvd. in South Pasadena.

Deedee Moss, the Service Administrator, says five yachts were broken into on Thursday, Jan. 10. It happened between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Moss says that although nothing was stolen, the burglars ransacked the boats, pulled out drawers and caused minor damage to one boat.

"They didn't take anything, it's really weird," Moss said.

Moss says three fishing poles were taken from one yacht but were left on the dock.

"They may have gotten spooked," she said of the suspect or suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office at (727) 582-6200.

Patriot January 11, 2013 at 07:55 PM
Guess the sheriff was holding down the asphalt at the Sweetbay or the Bank Of America, or even the closed down BP station on Pasadena Blvd, that's the best location to radar the traffic heading to the beach. You would think they would have more time on their hand now the all the major intersections (2) are on tax collecting red light camera lock down! Guess not....
CJ January 12, 2013 at 03:53 PM
This theft? Homeless people doing it. The theft at the St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club? Homeless people. Am I ''assuming''. Of course I am. So what? I am tired of hearing about all the theft they are associated with...and it is a lot of it. Also, the vandalism. I know all you bleeding heart liberals out there will say how terrible it is of me to automatically blame them. But I can live with that. Think what you want, but this is what I think. I caught one red handed ripping me off in my yard. I could have shot him dead, but instead gave him a break and told him to not get caught doing that to me again, and told him he should consider tyring to solve his homelessness instead of being a criminal. I also gave him $5 for food. I don't want to shoot and kill these people. I feel sorry for them, but there is a line. Look...seeing homeless people really does get to me. I can't stand to see people hungry. I am constantly giving them money or even buying them food. but I'd still rather not see them on the streets where I live. They are often a bunch of thieves. I really don't know what to say to people that don't agree with that. Even though I think this about them, I still can hard ignore a hungry person, and I will buy them food or give them money anyway. It's a tough problem. The bad part about it is that half of them hope they will be arrested because life in jail sure beats the life they are living. Is the answer making it not so nice in jail? Yes, that'd really help.
CJ January 12, 2013 at 04:06 PM
No need to get on the Sheriff's about this, ''patriot''. sort of a contradiction to call yourself that and then make a comment like this. Perhaps you need to examine more what being a patiot means? It certainly is not anarchy and trashing our law enforcemnt. Ever stop to remember how they put thier lives on the line for us? Now, that's being a patriot just s much as our military. Think about it, and also how most cops are probably also Vets. I am sure the thiefs worst day would have been getting caught by them. At least with the Sheriff's more in charge we don't have to see various cities arguing about how law enforcement vehicles and car chases ''crossed into their jurisdictions and they don't like it''. Please. At least with Sheriff's they can chase and nail people no matter where they are going. Instead of critisizing the law...help it out by reporting crime and then sticking around and having the gonads to show up in court to give testimony to aid the cops in convicting the criminals. ''That's'' what it takes. Actions like this are crucial to effective crime control....and that goes for Gulfport beaches and Parks also.
Patriot January 12, 2013 at 04:23 PM
CJ, oh please!
CJ January 12, 2013 at 04:26 PM
That's a reply? ''Please'' yourself...my comment is valid. Care to be less lame?
Cherlene Willis January 12, 2013 at 06:05 PM
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Cherlene Willis January 13, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Hello everyone, I've just heard from a reader that someone was arrested yesterday at the marina for the beak in's. I'll get more information on Monday and update everyone. - Thanks, Cherlene
CJ January 14, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Thank you. It would be interesting to hear who it was. Seems odd to hope it was a non-homeless person, but instead one of the fellow marina customers or someone from a nearby home, etc. it is just as odd to try and distinguish the difference between a person saying insulting comments about our police force who put their lives in danger for us, compared to someone who is speaking less than completely kind about the homeless. I guess the message here is that a thief is a thief, and many homeless people are just as honorable as your own neighbor? I don't exactly agree with that. I actually strongly disagree with it. I think there is a place in the world for ''people who see things through rose colored glasses''. After all, if not for them..it would perhaps only leave all the people who are harsh. I think there is a place for both types of people, because the view from the tinted glasses is not ''real'' enough. We live in an area that is vulnerable to becoming swept up in blight to a degree it may never recover from. Sure, Gulfport is still nice, but it is somewhat of a gauntlet to leave here. It is time to look at things a little more protective and aggressively. Yes, that tarnishes our mellow life and community image here...but it is better than seeing it go away for good. Even hippies need some brute like actions by ''somebody'', to keep the peace they so much live for. The fight to keep Gulfport nice lies in the S. St Petersburg area that surrounds it, or it will consume us.
Patriot January 14, 2013 at 05:32 PM
CJ, You never get tired of reading your posts I bet....
CJ January 14, 2013 at 06:04 PM
hmmm....kind of a funny comment from someone who is often among the first to say something outlandish. Do you even know what a blog is for? It's not a sewing circle. A ''Patch'' blog is a way for the people of a community to voice and table thoughts. ''The Patch'' is all over America...it's part of Huffington Press...but it's much better due to our excellent local Editors. At least here you can indulge in ''some'' provocative lines of discussion and remain alive...providing you don't push the all fearful ''terms of service'' rules too far. Believe me, both of us would have been censored long ago by HP ''moderator's'', but i doubt you even know what I am referring to. Here in the Gulfport patch, you'd sometimes swear it is the private blog of the city officials. It's not. One thing is for sure, without you around saying things like you did, I'd have far less to reply back about. Are you just here to have people agree with you? Good luck on that...lol. Just what ''are'' you even here for, ''patriot''. What...nothing negative to say about our police any more? Stand your ground. Somehow I picture your face the same as the ''Anonymous'' anarchists group. As a person who learned about being a patriot long before and during my times in the military, I define that word far different that you seem to. I will refrain from using the ''lame'' (just pretend it's not there) word again and only think it this time. At least one of us has to try and obey the terms of service.


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