Sheriff warns of theft from boats at Lake Hamilton

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Garland County Sheriff Larry Sanders is warning boat owners to secure their vessels because of recent thefts.

Sanders says property has been stolen from boats at Lake Hamilton in recent weeks. He says the items taken include batteries, electronics and anything of value left in the boats.

Sanders says boat owners should remove all valuables from their boats and personalize items such as batteries by putting a method of identification on them. He also encourages dock owners to have adequate lighting such as motion sensor floodlights.

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