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#866243 - 11/01/13 12:41 PM WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!!
cobble cruiser Offline

Registered: 03/27/09
Posts: 2139

Wanted to let everyone know that High bridge boat launch on the Snoqualmie was a living nightmare for me yesterday. I walked back up the ramp to grab my truck ('04 blue Tundra double cab) and trailer just to find the spot where I was parked occupied by another vehicle and trailer. My first thought was alright real funny but then the punch to the gut feeling set in...stolen. Not only did they get my means of transportation AND my wife's work truck but now I didn't have a trailer to put my boat back on. Luckily my Boss (Grant Wooldridge) left his family party to head to the shop and grab me another one. After it was all said and done, I got out of the launch area quite a good deal after dark.

So keep on the lookout for suspicious people at the High Bridge Boat launch... or pay the money for Doug Bar.


#866245 - 11/01/13 12:42 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: cobble cruiser]
Todd Offline
Bumpin the 6X9's

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 24135
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
That's two this week, Danny...there's another thread on here about a guy who got his truck/trailer taken from the Sultan launch parking lot.

This schit has got to stop.

Fish on...


#866250 - 11/01/13 12:58 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: Todd]
Jason Beezuz Offline
My Waders are Moist

Registered: 11/20/08
Posts: 2005
Loc: PNW
Damn. And you had a sled so no stashed keys.

So sorry man.
The gear whore master-baiting anti-fly fisherman fly fisherman

“Fairness is a concept that was invented so kids and idiots could participate in debates.” – Dogbert

#866253 - 11/01/13 01:10 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: Jason Beezuz]
stonefish Offline
King of the Beach

Registered: 12/11/02
Posts: 4360
Loc: Carkeek Park
Sorry to hear this. That is a real bummer. I glad you were able to get the boat out.
I hope you and Meadow get the rig and trailer back soon.
Theives suck!
Go Dawgs!
Founding Member - 2019 Pink Plague Opposition Party

#866255 - 11/01/13 01:17 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: stonefish]
Sky-Guy Offline
The Tide is Changing

Registered: 08/31/00
Posts: 7077
Loc: Woodinmilf
No Friggen way! I think it's right time to round up a posse and do some stake out's. Two fishermans rigs in a week... lame lame lame lame
You know something bad is going to happen when you hear..."Hey, hold my beer and watch this"

#866257 - 11/01/13 01:23 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: Sky-Guy]
Direct-Drive Offline
ExtenZe Field Tester

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 7551
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Damn !
Sorry to hear this.

Hope those thieves get what's coming real soon.
He can take his'n and beat your'n.
Then he can take your'n and beat his'n.
Bum Phillips on Dolphins coach Don Schula

#866266 - 11/01/13 02:44 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: Direct-Drive]
ondarvr Offline
Repeat Spawner

Registered: 09/07/05
Posts: 1143
Loc: Monroe WA
Sorry to hear about this Danny.

I have busted (interrupted) people breaking into vehicles there.

I came into the parking lot one day with my boat about mid day and was met by a truck that was sideways and spinning its tires trying to get by me and out of the parking lot. I checked the trucks in the lot and found several had been messed with. I went to the police station and reported it...I got one of the lack luster responses...."fill out the form and give it back to me". But a detective heard me give a description of the truck, plus I had found a piece of cardboard box with an address on it, so he came over. Turned out the truck had been reported stolen and used to commit other crimes. I didn't trust this and had the address from the box so I went to the house, turned out it was true, the owner had nothing to do with the crime.

The police didn't seem all that interested and said the truck wouldn't be found, nor would the person that stole it. I put all the info on several fishing forums and eventually found the truck, it had been abandoned near Douglas Bar. When I called the police they were shocked it took me only a couple of days to find the truck, they had already stopped looking for it. After that I doubt they did anything more than contact the owner.

Parking at High bridge launch.
Don't park over near the launch, and never by the trees and bushes on the opposite side from the river. Park in the grass near the main road, or near the sign where your truck can easily be seen.

At the Sultan launch.
Never park near the highway (this area is marked by all the broken window glass) park in the middle of the lot, or near the park itself.
"You may live ondarvr but that doesn't mean you owndarvr." - Fish Prince

#866271 - 11/01/13 03:20 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: ondarvr]
ShamWow Offline

Registered: 10/02/09
Posts: 15
Loc: Monroe
Man what a bad feeling it must have been when you realized what had happened !! Sorry for your loss , guess you'll be going shopping this weekend for a new truck. I'll baby sit the fish for you this weekend !!

#866279 - 11/01/13 03:56 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: ShamWow]
BossMan Offline
Returning Adult

Registered: 09/20/01
Posts: 369
Loc: Seattle
I definitely feel your pain. Hopefully they find it and its not too trashed.

The Deputy I talked said the meth heads have little use for the vehicle itself so they usually turn up pretty quickly. Its just a matter of how badly damaged it is when they find it.

I asked him if they were going to dust for finger prints or anything, because you know it was one of the usual suspects that inhabit that area. He said they don't really do stuff like that unless its a murder.

He also said other than trying to recover the truck, they really don't put much effort into finding the crooks. Nothing really happens to them these days when they are caught so its not really worth it.

#866282 - 11/01/13 04:14 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: BossMan]
jgreen Offline
Juvenile at Sea

Registered: 04/18/12
Posts: 247
Loc: Elma, WA
Man, I know a lot of fisherman who have firearms on them when fishing, these people better be careful who's truck they steal. They could get the old duck shotgun...or a handgun.

Edited by jgreen (11/01/13 04:23 PM)

#866287 - 11/01/13 04:36 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: cobble cruiser]
Swifty27 Offline
Returning Adult

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 359
Loc: East
That sucks. Just ridiculous. Maybe it's time to get one of these for parking at the launch:

That might be a little over the top though.

#866290 - 11/01/13 04:43 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: Swifty27]

Registered: 08/09/00
Posts: 12107
Loc: Hobart,Wa U.S.A
WOW, two in one week.That's just fuked up chit.Sorry to hear this CC.Good luck,

#866291 - 11/01/13 04:43 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: STRIKE ZONE]
Sky-Guy Offline
The Tide is Changing

Registered: 08/31/00
Posts: 7077
Loc: Woodinmilf
This is too Coincidental with the other rig that was just plucked from the Sultan launch, I bet it's the same guy/team.
You know something bad is going to happen when you hear..."Hey, hold my beer and watch this"

#866293 - 11/01/13 04:48 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: Sky-Guy]

Alexander's Metals Inc
1127 E Main St
Sultan, WA 98294
(360) 863-6184

Automobile Salvage, Used & Rebuilt Auto Parts

both of you guys call that place imeadiately, and ask if anyone has brought in any Cats or down pipes or wastegates, or whatnot in the last 2 days... there should be numbers on parts that will identify and match with your vehicles VIN code...

also, some scrap yards are shady, and will buy from tweakers, YOU need to start this ball rolling, because the police wont... scrap yards get busted all the time buying metals and such from people that arent or shouldnt supposed to be selling them....

sorry you had to deal with this...

#866309 - 11/01/13 06:58 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: ]

you ever thought about a job in law enforcement or as a Private Investigator?

...just throwing out ideas here

#866313 - 11/01/13 07:21 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: ]
Moravec Offline

Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 1028
Loc: Snoqualmie WA/Cordova AK
Can't a guy just go fishing anymore? Totally lame, sorry to hear about this Danny frown
God Bless America!

#866316 - 11/01/13 07:21 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: ]
FishRanger Offline

Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 2310
Loc: Where ever Dogfish tells me to...
[Bleeeeep!]!!! Sorry to hear about your truck CC. . . . .. .

I agree, time for a sting op at the launches . . . Who is bringing the cinder blocks and chain??
Due to a minor mishap, I now have 15# balls. . . ...

Decisions are made by those who show up.

"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect." Ralph Waldo Emerson

#866339 - 11/01/13 09:00 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: ]
SRoffe Offline

Registered: 03/02/08
Posts: 793
Man Danny. That's rough. Really sorry to hear that.

#866343 - 11/01/13 09:28 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: SRoffe]
Salman Offline

Registered: 03/07/12
Posts: 682
Loc: Transylvania
2 boats in a week? Is that unheard of or what? Maybe the cops will catch the perp before there's a third. Someone could get seriously hurt if this keeps happening.
No net no foul.
Why build in the flood plain?
The river can't speak for itself!
Undam the sky.
Exploitation sucks.

#866359 - 11/01/13 10:27 PM Re: WARNING...High Bridge Boat Launch!!! [Re: Salman]
Coho Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/09/99
Posts: 2682
Loc: Muk
Man what a bad deal

Think I will be installing a hidden kill switch in my vehicle

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