Tweeker Encounter and Stilly Report

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by seattlee, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    I used to fish the Stilly a lot 2005-2007, and I always parked by truck in the biggest deepest puddle in the parking lot. I never had my CC sawed off, but I was driving a 15 year old Mazda at the time. Was it the puddle or did my vehicle look like a fellow tweaker's rig?
    I would never park my new Tacoma truck in that area, not worth the risk.


     
  2. JayB

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    The multi-sport-message-board-cross-postathon continues:

    Thought I'd post this one since the OP is a LEO in Snoho....

    "Just a heads up to anyone boating northern Sno or southern Skagit counties. We have been seeing a large number of vehicle and parts thefts. Always keeps an eye out for suspicious people around parking areas and don't be afraid to report them.

    Of particular interest to paddlers is one guy we have had running from us for the last few months who tends to hang around the Concrete/Rockport/Marblemount/Darrington areas. He has been targeting items that most of us keep in our cars while boating.

    As always don't try to approach these types of people. Our local upriver boy in particular is known for carrying weapons. "

    Kyle
     
  3. ten80

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    Well shoot. I was all paranoid about fishing Picnic Point this summer due to theft reports and glass in the parking lot and now this report makes me fear for taking my Tacoma to the Stilly. I'd pay $100 or more a year towards law enforcement to ensure occasional drive-bys at local fishing access points. I hate going fishing with car theft on my mind.
     
  4. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Oh just take it out and repipe it with 2" stainless from the header..
     
  5. KerryS

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    So are a few law abiding users of the river. Upriver boy could find himself getting shot. Reason; "Officer, I seen him reaching for a weapon and shot first."
     
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  6. JayB

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    Or vice-versa, no?

    Having said that, it *is* well known that a fatal case of lead poisoning can be a potential side effect of heavy meth use so that's very well how the game could end for folks in the car-prowling biz.
     
  7. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong OldRodsHaveMoreFun

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    I witnessed two Sno'. Co. Sheriffs rigs patrolling in way out of the way up-river access sites where I was fishing today. I've never seen them in these spots before, so maybe they're seriously trying to put a stop to this bullshit.
     
  8. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Thieves suck. Chances of catching them in the act are nil. I'm just gonna get a heat-resistant sticker applied to my cat that reads, "OK, you got my catalytic converter. But you're still a douchebag and a drug addict."
     
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    Pretty sure this is atleast the third report i have heard, regarding cats being stolen from toyos by the stilly, between the other sites im on...really sucks, i wont fish the sky anymore, i cant fish the stilly for this very reason, and i wont dare to try the cedar.....really sucks with all the theft going on.....just no shame anymore, its like a sport with these assholes.
     
  10. Mike Garritson

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    That's the main reason I picked up my concealed carry permit. Had a little altercation on the south fork stilli last winter way out in the middle of nowhere. No thievery though.
     
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    Wow, my wife and I were just hiking there...this is bumming me out.
     
  12. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    It's getting to be that nothings safe when you park your car and go fishing. Maybe you should all have tanks with a big lock on them to keep all the crooks at bay.
     
  13. Brady Burmeister

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    I'm always taken aback at the multitude of broad daylight thieves you folks have out there when I read these car break-in theft threads. I'm fortunate that most of the rivers I fish are in "metropark" areas that are heavily used buy runners, bikers, walkers, etc...and are heavily patrolled by park rangers.
     
  14. mtskibum16

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    I was just reminded of this for some reason. Kind of funny! All you need is a Big Black Guy Named Ben!

     
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    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    Hard to do much about the catalytic converter issue, but they're breaking windows and getting into vehicles because people make it worth the risk. How many times have we read about people getting rods, wallets, cameras, etc. stolen from their car?