OPP recover stolen vehicle from Salmon River thanks to ‘alert citizens’

Photo via L&A OPP.

The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are asking for information after alert citizens located a stolen vehicle in the Salmon River.

Shortly before 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, officers from the L&A County OPP were dispatched to a vehicle that was found in the water at the Salmon River boat launch on Milltown Road by Highway 2, just east of Shannonville.

“The alert citizens noticed some irregular marks on the shoreline and used their boat sonar and camera to discover the vehicle submerged in 16 feet of water approximately 80 feet from shore,” the OPP stated in a media release, dated Friday, Feb. 9, 2024.

“Police attended and secured the scene until the next day when the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) attended. There was no one found in the vehicle.”

According to the release, the vehicle was stolen from the Peel Region. It was towed from the water and transported for a forensic examination. Police said that no one has been charged and the investigation remains ongoing.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible is asked to immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS). Callers may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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