Jump to content
SoFl-native

Lox Boat Ramp Break In

Recommended Posts

Just a heads up guys.

Last Monday 4-5 cars, mine included, were broken into at the North Lox boat ramp off Southern. It happend maybe around 5pm. We all came back around sunset to find the carnage. Typical smash and grabs. I leave nothing in my car but they still ripped off and stole part of my center console that had nothing in it. They got two guns and and some other electronics from the other cars.

What a * mess that is to come back to after a nice afternoon of fishing. Got out of there close to 10pm once we waited for PBSO and filed the reports.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thats terrible!

is it like that always up that way? i live in Boca, towards the Hillsboro ramp. anything bad every happen there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, that is awful. Hope they were able to get prints off the vehicles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am a BSO Deputy and I patrol the boat ramp at the end of Lox Rd along with US fish and widlife and FWC officers. I have neved had any issues up there in the 7 years I have been assigned up that way...

thats terrible!

is it like that always up that way? i live in Boca, towards the Hillsboro ramp. anything bad every happen there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a shame. I've been hit at Lake Ida so I know the feeling. Never had trouble anywhere else in spite of doing a good amount of late night snook fishing at some very sketchy ramps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh wow. That sucks big time, Dale. Hopefully the catch the rotten SOB's that did it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dale,

Guess Palm Beach County is becoming more and more like Dade!

Did the PBSO say anything about how many incidents have been reported there or is this the first time?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It used to be a big problem in the Broward area canals, I haven't fished them in years.

It always irked me, they cant find enough victims in the citys they have to come out there and mess with fisherman.

Years ago an off duty Broward cop walked up to his car being burglarized and was held at gun point by the thief, the officer asked if his wife could bring him a towel, she did and it had his gun in it, he killed the bad guy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice job by the cop. The cops wife handled the towel exchange perfect. Putting myself in that situation, I don't think my wife would have handled it right. The result might have been tragic for us. She is afraid of guns. I need to take her to the range to get her comfortable. Living in this jungle down here, you never know when danger will find you. This really makes you think.

I have fished south and central Florida for years with no crime problems. I never leave anything of value in plain sight in my truck, not even power cords of any kind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that's rough stuff, around my area we don't have too many issues, lots of other stuff going on but no one breaking into cars much anymore especially at boat ramps. thats too bad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Years back I had an old pick up with a tool box, I used to keep the box open so they wouldn't ruin anything, all that was in there was old wire cutters and so forth.

The moron used an ignition punch without checking the button on the tool box and jammed it shut. If he would have just tried it, it would have opened, he left with nothing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dale,

Guess Palm Beach County is becoming more and more like Dade!

Did the PBSO say anything about how many incidents have been reported there or is this the first time?

Seriously....i fished for like 15 years in Dade without a problem.

PBSO didnt say much. They did get blood from the dirt bag from one of the other cars. I also have a face print of the MF'er on my passenger side window where he tried to look through my tint.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sheesh...pretty bold to do a break in there. There's only one way out and the road is about 3miles long. A lot of law enforcement there also...I've been stopped almost everytime I've launched at 20mile bend.

I'm probably about done fishing until the water comes up a bit. Okeechobee/South Lox are too low. North Lox has good fishing, but it's a long drive for me and if there's a risk of vehicle damage, then that's probably a deal breaker. Pretty much every ramp on the Alley is unuseable for me, except the SE ramp at MM35...and the water quality/fishing is not good @ north Miami Canal right now. Holiday Park has some good fish, but it's a friggin zoo there. I got in an argument with some idiot there yesterday who tied his boat up at the boat launch, blocking one of the two ramps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sheesh...pretty bold to do a break in there. There's only one way out and the road is about 3miles long. A lot of law enforcement there also...I've been stopped almost everytime I've launched at 20mile bend.

I'm probably about done fishing until the water comes up a bit. Okeechobee/South Lox are too low. North Lox has good fishing, but it's a long drive for me and if there's a risk of vehicle damage, then that's probably a deal breaker. Pretty much every ramp on the Alley is unuseable for me, except the SE ramp at MM35...and the water quality/fishing is not good @ north Miami Canal right now. Holiday Park has some good fish, but it's a friggin zoo there. I got in an argument with some idiot there yesterday who tied his boat up at the boat launch, blocking one of the two ramps.

Sawgrass is still a good option. The ramp at the park and the one off of US 27 are still usable. The water was clean and I caught a nice 5# chunk there 2 weeks ago.

HP can be a zoo, I usually get there really early or after a tourney launch to avoid problems.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you think about it, we are all sitting ducks for the bad guys.

We leave our vehicles and trailers unsupervised for two, three, six or more hours.

We are in our boats with only fishing gear for protection.

We are at a perp's mercy when we launch and trailer our boats.

We are at unsupervised ramps before dawn and at dusk or night.

It is a wonder we do not get our cars broken into; trailers stolen; and held up more often.

So should we carry firearms? Should we take them on the boats with us?

I can't answer that question for other than myself and so far I have decided not take firearms on the boat with me.

I sincerely hope the bad guys don't realize how easy targets we are and start visiting launch sites for their drug money. :angry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you think about it, we are all sitting ducks for the bad guys.

We leave our vehicles and trailers unsupervised for two, three, six or more hours.

We are in our boats with only fishing gear for protection.

We are at a perp's mercy when we launch and trailer our boats.

We are at unsupervised ramps before dawn and at dusk or night.

It is a wonder we do not get our cars broken into; trailers stolen; and held up more often.

So should we carry firearms? Should we take them on the boats with us?

I can't answer that question for other than myself and so far I have decided not take firearms on the boat with me.

I sincerely hope the bad guys don't realize how easy targets we are and start visiting launch sites for their drug money. :angry:

Which is why I have a concealed carry permit and packing. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about video surveillance? Like at the lox rd ramp, have two time lapse cameras run on solar power, like the inlet cams, at each lot or have one at the entrance? I always expect the worst when going to the truck after a long day of fishing no matter what ramp I use lox, pioneer, ida, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For you Virginia guys...while working in Mecklenburg County and staying in South Hill...there was one night back in October that several cars were broken into at the Comfort Inn. Only two were broken into that were guys there to fish.

Not trying to place a bad name on the place...but something to keep in mind.

What Sam mentions is something that I've thought about many times. I never leave anything in the truck that I don't want stolen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing poles

    fishing poles

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...