On Monday, Sept. 10, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Portland district fish biologists discovered three inflatable kayaks and other associated equipment missing from the parking lot at the Corps’ Dexter Service Building below Lookout Point Dam in Lowell.
The area where the equipment is stored overnight and on weekends is behind a controlled access security gate. The kayaks were likely removed using Dexter Lake, and may have passed through one of the public-use areas around the lake.
The stolen equipment included two blue and one dark green Aire brand, Lynx model inflatable kayaks with haul rings and straps on both ends. Three paddles, a dry bag, and a pair of waders were also taken.The approximate value of the stolen equipment is $5,400.
Members of the public are encouraged to report any information they may have about the missing equipment to the Corps Watch National Hotline at 1-866-413-7970. Callers may remain anonymous.