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Investigators seek stolen boat, play fort

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wise County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for someone who stole a boat and a children’s outdoor wooden fort from a home in the 300 block of Long Branch Drive in Decatur.

Witnesses saw a man in a pickup leave the property with the boat and the fort loaded on top of it. They described the pickup as a green, ’97 or ’98 model Ford step-side.

The boat is a 19-foot blue and white 1989 Hurricane tri-hull with a 150-horsepower Johnson outboard motor. The children’s fort is described as having two rock climbing walls, a set of monkey bars, a swing set, a fireman’s pole and a slide.

To report information about this theft or the location of the boat or fort, call Sgt. Jim Rodgers at 940- 627-5971, ext. 242, or email him at rodgersj@sheriff.co.wise.tx.us.

If you wish to report information but want to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 800-643-TIPS or 940-627-TIPS (8477). The lines are open 24 hours.

Reward: Up to $1,500

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