Boat Motor Theft on the Rise

Washoe County Detectives are reporting a rise in thefts of small outboard boat motors.

The thieves are reportedly taking the motors from the boats by cutting the wires, cables and hoses that attach the motor to the boat.

The motors which are being targeted are small, 20 horsepower or less, and are easy to transport away from the scene.

There have been 12 such crimes within county jurisdiction in the past 2 months.

Detectives ask that anyone with information regarding these crimes please call the Detectives Office at 328-3320 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.