Vinalhaven fisherman accused of stealing lobsters, boat

A 48-year-old Vinalhaven fisherman was arrested Saturday, April 1, after state officials say he stole lobsters and a boat. Jason L. Marriner was arrested by the Maine Marine Patrol and charged with felony theft, unauthorized use of property and receiving stolen property. Marriner made his initial appearance Monday, April 3, in Knox County Unified Court, where Judge Susan Sparaco set bail at $500 cash or $50,000 surety. He entered no plea because one of the charges is a felony and the case had not yet been presented to a grand jury. Marriner asked to be provided a court-appointed attorney. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 1. According to an affidavit filed in court by the Maine Marine Patrol, investigators had been looking into thefts of lobster crates with lobsters inside, and outboard motorboats on three occasions in Carver’s Harbor on Vinalhaven,,, Read the story here 12:09