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More break-ins at area ice shanties

Ice fishing
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MERRILL, Wis. (WSAU) -- Ice fishermen are having problems with thefts from ice shacks.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department investigators are advising fishermen to take their valuables with them when they leave the lake after a rash of break-ins on the ice. In the past week, several shanties on Lake Alexander and some from other lakes have been robbed. Deputies say the thieves are taking power augers, fishing supplies, and something different this year... propane tanks.

Anyone with information about the break-ins and thefts is encouraged to contact your nearest authorities. 

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office number is 715-536-6272.   The annonymous Crime Stoppers of Lincoln County tipline is 715-536-3726.