The Fayette County Sheriff is asking for the public's help in the investigation of a boat stolen from Lake Oelwein.


The sheriff's office received a report of the theft on Tuesday, September 29th. A security camera from a nearby business captured the scene. It shows a Ford Dually pickup, single cab, backing up to the lake, then loading the boat onto the truck.

The video also shows a tall, slender man, getting out of the driver's seat, and walking a short distance from the vehicle.

Still from video from Fayette County Sheriff

The boat is described as a 12 foot Jon Boat, camouflage in color, with a trolling motor and battery in it.

If anyone has information on the incident, or knows the location of the pickup or boat, they may call the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, at 563-422-6067, Extension "0".

The theft remains under investigation.

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