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Police ask for help finding waterborne battery thief in Milton

MILTON — After more than a dozen batteries from boats, lawnmowers and tractors were reported stolen around waterfront properties late last week, police believe a boat is being used to commit the crimes.

Beginning Friday and continuing into Saturday, police received numerous reports about the missing batteries and stolen marine gas canisters around the Three Ponds area.

As a result, police are asking area residents — especially those with a view of the water — to report any suspicious activities. Police are also trying to locate a small, dark-colored pickup — possibly a Toyota — and a small, four-door sedan — possibly a Honda — which were seen in the area of the thefts.

Additionally, residents are encouraged to check on their equipment and ensure they know the make, model and any identifying features of any batteries or gas cans.

Anyone with information about these crimes is encouraged to contact Officer Melissa Curtin of the Milton Police Department at 652-4500 or 652-4514.

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