(Beaver Dam) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect associated with the theft of the Beaverland Must-Skis boats. Last week the group announced that two of their boats were stolen but within 48 hours a tip led to their recovery. Authorities say the incident is the product of a Craigslist scam. Two individuals responded to the ad for outboard boat motors and met with the suspect and traded cash and other items for the boats.
The suspect is described as a white male that is 45-to-50-years-old. He is six-foot-three-inches or taller with a muscular build but is not overweight. Law enforcement says he has a full head of hair that is brown and possibly starting to gray. The suspect was reported wearing a flannel shirt tucked into jeans and square toe cowboy boots. The individual identified himself as Mark E. Jones and said that his nickname was “Earl.”
The Sheriff’s Office says the suspect is associated with a newer maroon or dark red Ford extended cab pickup with no capper or bed cover. In exchange for the boats, the man received a 1984 Chevy Camaro in primer gray color with chrome mag wheels. The interior is black and most of it is missing. The vehicle has a small block V-8 engine with chrome accessories. The car has automatic transmission with a floor shifter and was last seen loaded onto a rusty colored tow dolly.
Other items that were traded were four six lug 24-inch chrome truck rims with Pirelli tires, four MTX 9500 speakers in a speaker box covered with gray carpeting and two 10,000 watt gray Orion amplifiers with “Orion” in black lettering on them. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Andy Rolfs at 920-386-4130 or the general Sheriff’s Office number at 920-386-3726.