3 watercraft found buried in Dacula man's yard

DACULA, Ga. (AP) - The State Department of Natural Resources has
charged a 52-year-old Dacula man with unlawful dumping after
finding personal watercraft buried in his backyard.

Grady Standridge was arrested on Feb. 2 on charges of theft by
receiving vessel with a counterfeit hull identification numbers.

Cpl. Eric Sanders, a law enforcement officer for the DNR, went
to Standridge's property looking for two stolen watercraft, which
were not found. However, officials say a handlebar was found
sticking out of the ground. More digging was done and three other
water vehicles were found. It's unclear if they were stolen.

The case is one of the first investigations by the new Marine
Theft Unit of the DNR's law enforcement section. It was created in
July.


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