Missing Florida Swimmer Was Busy Burglarizing Cars: Authorities

Man reported woman missing, she was breaking into cars during search: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013  |  Updated 12:10 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Unbelievable Animal Stories: Wandering Sea Lion

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Daren Nailos and Jessica Frehe

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

A couple who set off a search and rescue operation after the man reported his girlfriend missing while swimming near the Dunedin Causeway were arrested after it turned out they had been burglarizing a yacht, authorities said.

Daren Nailos had reported Jessica Frehe missing around 4:45 a.m. Friday morning in the waters near the causeway in the 2600 block of St. Joseph's Drive, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Man Loses Wallet During "No Strings" Tryst

Nailos said they had been swimming in the water when he lost sight of Frehe and called for help. As rescue efforts were underway, a deputy spotted Frehe's car leaving the scene and discovered Frehe behind the wheel, the sheriff's office said.

While deputies spoke with Frehe, several reports of burglarized vehicles in the area began coming in. The sheriff's office also discovered that Frehe and Nailos had stolen several items, including food and alcohol, from a boat shortly before Frehe was reported missing.

Widow: Heart-Shaped Potato A Message From Dead Husband

Frehe and Nailos, both 36, were arrested on burglary charges. Nailos was released, while Frehe was still being held on $1,500 bond Tuesday, jail records showed. It was unknown whether they have attorneys.

More Local Stories:

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our New iPad App
Now optimized for iPad, NBC 6 connects... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out