Man packs up for fishing trip; equipment is stolen overnight

May 20, 2015

OCSO cruiserBy Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

GRANT TWP. — A Montague man, who packed up his pickup truck the night before a fishing trip to his cabin, woke up the next morning and discovered someone had stolen his valuable belongings, including a power log splitter valued at nearly $2,000.

The larceny in the 3200 block of West Webster Road was reported to the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, May 14, and occurred the previous evening, said OCSO Lt. Craig Mast.

“The resident loaded up his pickup truck to go to his cabin in the Little Manistee River area to work on the cabin and go fishing,” Mast said.

Items taken include: a DR® Power log splitter valued at $1,999; a 10-pound splitting maul; two wedges valued at $40; a pair of Hodgman neoprene 1200-gram thinsulate waders valued at $269; an eight-foot graphite fishing rod, with fishing reel and full tackle box valued in excess of $500; a Craftsman four-drawer tool box with flip-open top, plus tools, valued at approximately $900; two Husqvarna chainsaws – a model T540 valued at $639 and a model 455 Rancher valued at $419; a five-piece Dewalt 20-volt cordless drill; a reciprocating saw; a circular saw; an impact drill; a regular drill; two flashlights; two battery chargers; and other miscellaneous tools.

The tools were securely locked in the truck with a cable, and the splitter was attached to the truck with a padlock, Mast said.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (231) 873-2121.

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