Family visiting Michigan from Tennessee for fishing tournament have SUV, boat stolen overnight

Posted at 10:25 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 08:12:34-04

A family visiting Michigan to attend a fishing tournament had their truck and boat stolen overnight while staying at a local hotel. 

On Monday, June 25, police say a suspect entered the parking lot at Days Inn, 31327 Gratiot, around 1:30 a.m.

He approached the vehicles on foot a couple of times before another suspect arrived. They both entered the truck and drove off, heading north on Gratiot, police say. 

Derrick Blake, the owner of the SUV and boat that were stolen, said that the suspects also got away with his gear and even his kids' car seats and other belongings. The total loss is roughly $100,000, he said. 

Fortunately, people in the fishing tournament have banded together to help so that Blake can continue in the competition. 

The suspects got away with a 2005 black Chevrolet Suburban with Tennessee license plate 7K34M1; a 2015 Ranger Z520C 20-foot boat, in black, registered out of Tennessee; and a 2015 black and gray Ranger boat trailer, also registered out of Tennessee.

If anyone has information on the theft, please contact Detective Rieser with the Roseville Police Department at 586-469-6491.