RIVER RAT DANIEL BOHLE TRAPPED BY COPS: charged with a spree of thefts of kayaks and boat burglaries

Maryland Natural Resources Police boat at night.

RIVER RAT DANIEL BOHLE TRAPPED BY COPS: charged with a spree of thefts of kayaks and boat burglaries

PASADENA, MD. – The recent spree of thefts of kayaks and boat burglaries in Anne Arundel County may have taken a pause with the arrest of a Glen Burnie man on multiple counts of burglary and theft.

The days and nights of waterborne thieves preying on waterfront homes, docks, piers, and marinas around Maryland on the many creeks and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay harvest many valuables provided by a rich selection of expensive items for thieves and are a challenge for police to find them.


Many such crimes take place at night and often aren’t discovered until a boater finds outboard motors, small boats and accessories have disappeared.


The crimes of thefts from marinas and private piers began after a joint investigation by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and Anne Arundel County Police.


Daniel Francisco Bohle, 19, charged as River Rat thefts of boats, burglary NRP and Anne Arundel Police.
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Daniel Francisco Bohle, 19, of 859 N. Shore Drive, Glen Burnie, Md., was charged by Cpl. Selander of the Anne Arundel County Police and NRP Officer Miller with 40 counts, including felony and misdemeanor theft and burglary, destruction of property, trespassing and destroying serial numbers. He turned himself in Aug. 10 and was released on his own recognizance.


Police say that the probe began July 31, 2017, after numerous reports of missing kayaks and vessel break-ins in the Pasadena area. The crime spree continued through the summer and into the fall.


In September 2017, police stopped a Dodge pickup truck with distinctive markings in Edgewater that had a number of items in the bed, including a cooler marked with fishing stickers. Over time, officers were able to match the truck, owned by Bohle, to surveillance video taken at several marinas and the cooler to a boat owner whose vessel had been ransacked.


Bohle’s trial is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2018, in Anne Arundel County District Court. Taxpayers will be delighted to learn that they are paying for his free attorney from the Public Defender’s Office.  Bohle is free on his personal recognizance to resume his alleged life of crime and property owners are warned to keep a sharp eye out on their property while he is at large.


Traffic charges against Bohle include a description of his 2004 Dodge silver Ram truck with tag number 8CL7530 Maryland tag.

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