Lake 13 boat fire suspicious

Boat Arson 8-18-16By Pat Maurer
Correspondent

The Clare County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the public’s help in identifying the person, or persons who destroyed a boat at Lake 13 August 18.

Investigators believe the fire that destroyed a boat tied to a dock on N. Scott Drive at the lake was arson.
Clare County Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from the boat’s owner around 3:58 a.m. August 18. Deputies and the Surrey Township Fire Department responding to the scene found the fire nearly extinguished by the owner’s efforts with a garden hose.

The speedboat was reportedly a total loss.

Deputies investigating the area also discovered a red Ford F-150 pickup that was parked on the other side of the road with graffiti spray painted on the side and a nearby guardrail which also had been painted with graffiti.

“The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in solving these crimes,” the release said. “Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 989-539-7166.

Tuesday Lt. Mike Bailey said the investigators have some leads already in the matter.

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