Friday, October 26, 2018

Camas-Washougal Marina Thefts

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Camas-Washougal is asking tenants to be mindful of their boats and to report suspicious activity. Three boats were stolen from the marina in the last two months.

A video security camera system caught masked individuals on tape. The suspects are believed to be professional thieves who appeared to be familiar with the marina. The boats were taken between 10:30 p.m. and midnight in the D, I and J rows, according to the port.

“Every boat is a potential target,” said Port CEO David Ripp. “Safety and security for out tenants is our main priority. Making it hard to steal a boat from the marina is another. Chaining your boat to the dock is an option. If we need to move a locked boat in an emergency, we will cut the lock and replace it at our cost.”

Contact the port at 360-835-2196 for more information.