2 arrested in boat equipment thefts on Thanksgiving Day in Martin County

Gabriel Martinez, 26, and Jesus Castro, 26, face numerous charges
Garmin thefts Martin County 11282022
Posted at 8:09 PM, Nov 28, 2022

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies said two 26-year-old men are behind bars after spending Thanksgiving Day stealing boat equipment in Martin County.

Deputies said Gabriel Alejandro Martinez of Miami Gardens and Jesus Eduardo Castro of Medley were caught by road patrol units during a traffic stop.

The pair was found with multiple Garmin GPS devices in their car, along with gloves, wire cutters and other burglary tools.

Martinez and Castro are accused of stealing more than 20-units from victims throughout our area.

The face numerous charges, including vessel burglary, possession of burglary tools, and possession of a controlled substance.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information regarding the 2007 crimes with ties to the Town Center at Boca Raton, call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. You can remain anonymous.

You can also contact the detectives assigned to these cold cases using the information below:

Detective Scott Hanley
Boca Raton Police Department

Detective William Springer
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office