Florida Authorities Asking Recreational Boaters to Be on the Look Out for Missing/Kidnapped Brothers Chase & Cole Hakken … Seraching for Joshua Michael Hakken’s Newly Purchased Boat “Salty” and a Paw Print in White on both Sides of Hull

Four year old Cole Hakken and his brother two year old Chase Hakken have been missing since Wednesday, April 3, 2013 when they were forcible removed from their grandmothers home and kidnapped by their bio father Joshua Michael Hakken. The grandmother had been given custody one day prior to the abduction after Joshua and Sharyn Hakken had lost their parental right.

Florida authorities are asking recreational boaters to be on the look out for missing Cole and Chase Hakken and for a sailboat that the father Joshua Hakken recently bought. According to accounts, it is a 25 foot sailboat (picture here) with a blue hull with the word “Salty” and a paw print in white on both sides. The Coast Guard is also aiding in the search for the missing brothers and has been broadcasting an Amber Alert.

Florida authorities are asking recreational boaters to keep an eye out for a boat owned by Joshua Michael Hakken that could hold two kidnapped boys.

The message appears to be getting the attention of boaters along the Florida coast.

“I got kids and family myself, so we’ll be definitely looking for them,” Bryan Hinland told WTSP-TV.

Pedro Rodriguez said he was also keeping an eye out. “Every once in a while I looked out to see if I saw (the sailboat) or not,” he said.

Investigators with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office say they believe Hakken shuttled his wife, Sharyn, and the boys onto the 25-foot sailboat around 10 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators are unsure whether Sharyn Hakken is part of the kidnapping plot or a victim.

 Father purchased a sailboat: (more details)

 On Friday, authorities said they’ve obtained information that Joshua Hakken recently purchased a sailboat.

At least one witness said the 25-foot boat was spotted going underneath the John’s Pass Bridge last week.

The sheriff’s office says Hakken has sailed before.

“I don’t want to say extensive, but we do know he has some sailing training and some sailing experience, so he is capable of operating that boat,” said McKinnon.

The boat is described as a 1972 Morgan 25M (25 foot) sailboat, blue bimini top, white mainsail, boat deck and cabin are white, hull is blue with “Salty” and a paw print in white on both sides with a white stripe near water line, bearing Flo.

It is uncertain at this point whether 35 year old Joshua Michael Hakken, 34 year old Sharyn Hakken and the two brothers, Chase & Cole Hakken, are still aboard the sailboat or whether they might be back on land. An Amber Alert for the boys has been issued in Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana and other states.

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Amber Alert Issued for 4 Year Old Cole Hakken & 2 Year Old Chase Hakken Missing Since 4/3/13 in Tampa, FL. (Abducted by Bio Parents Joshua & Sharyn Hakken). Could they Be Aboard Sailboat?

An Amber Alert was issued after two young children, 4 year old Cole Hakken and his two year old brother Chase Hakken were abducted by their own parents. According to police, the children were staying at their grandmother’s home off the 14000 block of Shady Shores Drive when their father, Joshua Hakken, showed up around 6 p.m. Wednesday and abducted the children. Joshua Hakken tied up his mother-in-law, woke his two kids and took off with them in the grandmother’s 2009 silver Toyota Camry. Cole and Chase’s grandparents were given custody of the children on Tuesday after the mother and father, Joshua and Sharyn Hakken, had their parental rights terminated.  The grandmother was just given custody and one day later this event occurs. The grandmother’s silver Camry has since been located by police. Hillsborough deputies have issued arrest warrants for Joshua for kidnapping, interference in child custody, child neglect, false imprisonment, burglary with battery and grand theft auto.

Listen to the 911 call for help here.

An Amber Alert was issued for 4 year old Cole Hakken and  2 year old Chase Hakken, who were last seen in the Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida area.

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They may be with their father Joshua Hakken, 35, and his wife Sharyn Hakken, 34, and they may be traveling in a 25-foot, 1972 Morgan sailboat, according to the FDLE. The vessel has a registration number of FL3717BK.

The boat has a blue hull, the name “Salty” with a picture of a paw near the back of the hull on each side, a blue Bimini top and a white sail with blue trim, the FDLE said.

If anyone has seen the missing Hakken boys, please call the FBI’s Miami office at 305-944-9101, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department at 813-247-8200, or 911.

The children are described as follows:

Two-year-old Chase Hakken stands 3’0″ tall and weighs 33 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing pajamas.

Four-year-old Cole Hakken stands 3′ 9″ and weighs 44 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and was also last seen wearing pajamas.

Description of bio-parents:

Joshua Hakken is described as  a white male 5 feet 9 inches tall, 175 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Sharyn Hakken is described as a white female, 34 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

UPDATE I:  Deputies find GMC pickup truck used in kidnapping of Tampa kids.

Hillsborough County deputies have confirmed that a black truck allegedly used in the abduction of two brothers has been located in Madeira Beach.

The 2006 GMC pickup truck was located abandoned in the John’s Pass Parking Garage located at 12901 Gulf Blvd.

HCSO detectives and crime scene technicians are processing the vehicle.

Pinellas County deputies initially responded after someone reported seeing a vehicle that matched a description on Amber Alerts issued across the Southeast.  Four states issued the alerts including Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

Chase and Cole Hakken were still wearing their pajamas when deputies say their own parents took them by force from a Lake Magdalene home.

UPDATE II: Cole Hakken, Chase Hakken may be in Tennessee

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a statewide AMBER Alert for two Florida brothers who may be in eastern Tennessee with their non-custodial parents.

Cole Hakken, 4, and Chase Hakken, 2, were kidnapped from their grandmother’s home in Tampa on April 3. The grandmother has custody of the brothers.

The vehicle may have been spotted in the area of Highway 30 and Highway 411 in Etowah, Tennessee Wednesday around 8 p.m.

UPDATE III: AMBER alert family seen headed onto Gulf of Mexico.

Hillsborough deputies say the father who abducted his two non-custodial children in Tampa was last seen taking his family into the Gulf of Mexico aboard a sailboat.

The information comes shortly after Joshua Hakken’s pickup truck was discovered in a Madeira Beach parking garage. Investigators believe Hakken took his 4-year-old Cole and 2-year-old Chase onto a 25-foot sailboat, hours after abducting them from their grandmother’s home early on Wednesday morning.

The Sheriff’s Office says it is not clear what direction the boat went after leaving the Johns Pass area, nor do they know if the boat was still on the water during Thursday’s strong storms.

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