Outboard Theft returns to Lerryn
Tuesday 9th November 2010
We have had reported a theft of an outboard engine on the river Lerryn from under our noses in the village. This occurred between 0900 21/10/10 and 1700 03/11/10. The boat was moored outside Riverside Cottage (on the St Winnow side of the river).
A 4hp MARINER Serial Number 09754994 Model Number 4MLH700421113 with a blue cowling was taken. The boat was not registered in the boatwatch scheme. It goes without saying really but if anyone has any information about this OR is offered such an engine then get in touch with the police on 08452 777444.
Having had a summer with no incidents in Lerryn itself this is a bit of a blow but there have been thefts on the main river at Cliff and St Winnow during the season. The reality would appear to be then that someone with a regular connection to the upper river is taking advantage of unlocked engines.
Remember that Boatwatch or the Police can advise on locks and Cowling Covers that deter this sort of thing. Meanwhile please make sure your boating equipment is secure and report any suspicious behaviour or individuals on the above number.
On a brighter note PC Tom Barnes working with the Parish Councils has arranged for some permanent Boatwatch Signs that will be placed in the village and also now has some stick on signs for your boats which can go directly onto the craft as opposed to needing a window like the first set.
We will arrange to distribute these shortly.
Boatwatch is now in the process of completing the register for boats in Lerryn which is held by the police. If anyone has NOT registered their boat you should join the scheme - its free and it ensures we can keep an eye on your property. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01208 871066 (Encounter Cornwall) and we can then arrange to get a form out to you.
Damon and Tim