UPDATE: The boat has been recovered!
The Portage Co. Sheriff’s Department found the guy who stole the boat and the gear AND he fully confessed. His truck was at the same bridge today (he bowhunts in that area – which was interesting because Timothy said he passed two bowhunters on the river). The guy faces a misdemeanor. So now, it’s a recovery effort – retrieving the gear from a police locker in Stevens Point.
We want to thank you all for offering tips and for spreading the word – and an especially heartfelt thank you from Timothy who’s had a disheartening 24 hours. But you all were a silver lining.
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I’m really disappointed to have to post this but we had a Blue Pyranha Fusion stolen yesterday, Saturday, October 24th, from the Durant Road bridge on the Waupaca River.
This is a much photographed boat but we’ve attached a few specific photos to help jog your memory. It did have a Miles Paddled, Central Waters Brewing Co., and Uff Da sticker on it (at the time, of course). But the distinguishing feature would be the hole on the bottom that was recently patched (the picture is from before the fix – I’ll try to find an after one).
Please do us a favor and spread the word and keep an eye out for it. There were other personal items inside the boat too. If found, please let us know or contact the Portage County Sherrif’s Office at 1-715-346-1400 and ask for Lt. Ben Beaudoin.