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Rangers Arrest Man For Theft Of Boat, Illegal Credit Card Use

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

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On September 16th, rangers received a report that a vessel had been stolen from its slip at the Lake Mead Marina. The owners of the vessel reported that their son had stolen it and had used one of their credit cards to fuel the vessel without authorization. It was determined that the son has an extensive criminal history, including an arrest for obstructing a police officer, and was listed on the dangerous offender list. The rangers found the man in a group, but he slipped into the water and swam away before he could be arrested. An extensive search of the area was conducted, but he managed to evade arrest. On the following day, marina personnel reported seeing him changing his clothes and walking towards the Hacienda Hotel and Casino on an old power line road. Rangers and officers from Hoover Dam and Boulder City formed a perimeter around the area where he was located, then utilized the park’s dog team – ranger Todd Austin and “Onyx” – to assist in the arrest. He was taken into custody without incident. Both felony and misdemeanor charges are pending.


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