Truck stolen and destroyed in Friendship

By Juliette Laaka | Jun 19, 2014

Friendship — A man finished with a day of clamming near Teel Island June 18 returned to an empty spot where his truck and trailer were parked when he left, according to police.

The owner of the truck, who was not named by police, asked people at a nearby wharf if they had witnessed anything, but no one had noticed the truck and boat trailer had been taken.

Later in the day, the truck was located by police on Heron Lane, which is a private dirt road.

The vehicle was severely damaged. The windows were smashed, and the words "go home" was scratched into the paint on the hood, said Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison.

It is unknown if the vehicle is insured, and the amount of damage to the truck is also unknown at this time.

The owner of the truck is apparently not well-liked in the area, said a witness to Deputy Paul Spear. It was reported to police there are at least 100 fishermen in the area who do not like the victim.

There are no suspects at this time, said Dennison.

The truck was returned to the victim, who told Deputy Paul Spear he had two tires on the truck slashed a few days earlier.

Courier Publications' reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at

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