Southern California SUP Thief Caught!

SUP Thief Dan Patrick EliasSouthern California paddlers can finally breathe easy, as the infamous SUP bandit has been arrested. Last December, Newport Beach Police caught the suspected paddleboard thief, 45-year-old Dan Patrick Elias of Costa Mesa, Calif.

For the past ten months, multiple standup paddlers in Southern California have been the victims of a string of thefts.

Police are unsure of the volume of boards that have been stolen and are asking anyone with information, or who believes they may have been a victim of SUP theft to call Detective Kimble at 949.644.3767, or the Newport Beach Police Department’s Hotline at 1.800.550.NBPD (6273), where messages can be left anonymously.

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