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Stolen vehicle recovered from Clear Lake, police seek leads


This news story was published on June 23, 2019.
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Image via Clear Lake Fire Department

CLEAR LAKE – A stolen vehicle was recovered today from Clear Lake, and police are seeking leads in the case.

On June 23, 2019 around 2:50 am a Clear Lake Police Officer located an unoccupied vehicle submerged in Clear Lake at the city owned boat ramp located at Main Avenue and North Shore Drive.

Clear Lake Police Officers requested the assistance of the Clear Lake Fire Department, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office (CGSO). Clear Lake Fire personnel confirmed the vehicle was unoccupied and the scene was turned over to the DNR and the Sheriff’s Office.

During the course of their investigation they were able to locate the owner of the vehicle unharmed, in Mason City. The owner of the vehicle reported that they vehicle had been stolen from a location in Clear Lake, IA. The vehicle has been removed from the lake at this time.

The Clear Lake Police Department is currently investigating the theft of a motor vehicle. The case remains open.

If you have any information about the vehicle theft please contact the Clear Lake Police Department at 641‐357‐2186 or by emailing police@cityofclearlake.org. You may remain anonymous.

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9 Responses to Stolen vehicle recovered from Clear Lake, police seek leads

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 26, 2019 at 8:45 am

    at 2:50 am cl pd officer was about to go fishing when a drunks submerged car ruined his cake walk shift. poor guy. the cats are biting.

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      Ka-pow Reply Report comment

      June 26, 2019 at 10:30 pm

      Crime never sleeps in cler lake ! Now to the Bat boat Robin.

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    Not local unkimt Reply Report comment

    June 25, 2019 at 5:35 am

    CL-TEL has a camera on this location 24/7 on channel 2 . Do you want me to call them ?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 25, 2019 at 4:11 am

    sounds like he got drunk at clear lake bar, drove it into lake and then went home. reported stolen after it was found, kind of fishy(pun) don’t you think

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 24, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Hello when was the vehicle reported stolen? Before or after they found it?

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    Drinking like a fish Reply Report comment

    June 24, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Unoccupied, LOL , At the bottom of the lake.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 24, 2019 at 7:50 am

      It could have had a body in it.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        June 26, 2019 at 8:47 am

        wouldnt matter. we cant find bodies in the water in north iowa. missing illinois man ring any bells?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      June 24, 2019 at 8:14 pm

      Under water poker