Crime Stoppers September 17: Stolen boat near Dora and stolen books from UAB

Stolen boat


Detectives need your help locating a stolen boat{}near Dora and finding the person responsible for stealing it. Pictures of the 40-foot formula boat are posted to the right of this story.

The boat was taken from{}a residence on County Line Rd. the weekend of April 6, 2013. It was reported stolen to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office April 8.

New, the boat would list for $400,000.

"This is not the kind of boat that somebody is going to go out in the Gulf and into a lake and sink for insurance fraud," said Jefferson County Sheriff Office Sgt. Brian Allison. "They're going to sell this, and we just really need to get it back."

The boat's hull number is: TNRD1436E102.

The boat's Alabama registration number is: AL-2585-SW.

If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers immediately. In addition to a Crime Stoppers reward, there's a $10,000 reward leading to an arrest.


Birmingham police need your help identifying two suspects wanted for stealing thousands of dollars worth of books from UAB's campus.

Pictures of the suspects are posted to the right of this story.

The suspects, who police believe could be students, reportedly stole $7,600 worth of textbooks from the Business and Engineering building on 10th Avenue South July 31 and August 1.

"Their faces should jump out at you if you know these guys," said Birmingham Police detective Pat Green. "One of the suspects has a tattoo on his right elbow."


You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime at (205) 254-7777.

Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word "CRIMES." Or if you prefer to send an encrypted tip online, go to click on the "submit an online tip" link.

No matter which method you choose, you will remain anonymous. Each tipster receives a private code number. If an arrest is made based on an individual's tip, the tipster can use the code number to claim a cash reward.

Crime Stoppers cannot call tipsters to testify in court.

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is a partnership between local law enforcement, the Birmingham Business Alliance and ABC 33/40. Together, our goal is to make our community a safer place to live and work.