Men charged after boats stolen

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POLICE have charged two men after a series of high value burglaries from boat owners across the county.

Detectives from Waterlooville CID have charged Alexander Phillip Everett, 43, of Astrid Close, Hayling Island, with seven counts of theft. The allegations are that he:

on February 28, 2011 at Sarisbury Green, stole a boat and trailer worth £45,000.

on April 24, 2011 at Swanwick, stole a boat and trailer worth £50,000.

on May 16, 2011 at Hamble River Boatyard, stole a Jetski worth £14,000

on June 12, 2011 at Northney Marina, stole a three jetskis and a trailer worth £15,000.

on July 25, 2011 at Park Gate, stole a Trailer and two coffee vending machines worth £12,652.

on August 9, 2011 at Northney Marina, stole a Humber RIB and Trailer worth £100,000.

on October 21, 2011 at Chichester, stole a Revenger RIB worth £39,000.

Jerry Russett, 53, of Tamarisk Road, Hedge End, Southampton, is charged with two counts of theft:

on July 25, 2011 at Park Gate, stole a Trailer and two coffee vending machines worth £12,652.

on August 9, 2011 at Northney Marina, stole a Humber RIB and Trailer worth £100,000.

Both suspects have been released on conditional bail until Friday, October 26. They are due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court.

Hampshire Constabulary’s Havant and Waterlooville District Chief Inspector Alison Heydari said: ‘These charges are the result of an extensive investigation, which was launched in response to information about men suspected of stealing expensive boats and equipment.

‘I would like to thank boat owners for their substantial co-operation with our detailed enquiries over the past year.

‘I’d like to take this opportunity to repeat our pledge to the marine community that we always strive to provide an excellent service by acting on your concerns about crime affecting your property and livelihood.’

Anyone with information about marine crime is encouraged to contact the police by phoning 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.