The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two Lehigh Acres men and a teenager for stealing a boat and trailer in Sarasota early this morning following the attempted theft of another trailer just moments earlier in Nokomis.
Deputies were looking for an extended cab white Dodge Ram following the initial theft attempt and stopped it at McIntosh and Sawyer Loop roads. The investigation revealed that after being scared off by the owner on Palmetto Street the suspects proceeded to steal a 30’ Donzi boat and trailer from a Nautilus Drive home they had cased before.
The suspects, 39-year-old Steven Miller, Sr., 47-year old Dennis Flint and 16-year old Steven Miller, Junior, are charged with two counts each of Grand Theft and one count of Attempted Grand Theft. Mr. Miller and Flint are also charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor for including Miller’s son in the crime. Flint is also charged with Possession of Marijuana, and Mr. Miller faces an additional charge for Violating Probation. Both men have extensive and violent criminal histories.