Stolen Vehicle Pulled From Fort Scott Lake on May 11

The vehicle pulled from Fort Scott Lake on May 11, 2024. Submitted by Wilma Cagle.

The Fort Scott Police Department was dispatched to Fort Scott Lake on Indian Road on Saturday morning.

“On Saturday, May 11, we had an individual using a fish finder call and say he believed he saw a vehicle underwater with sonar,” Lt. Caleb Bell, with the FSPD said.

The vehicle was located approximately 50 feet south of the dam and 20 feet deep in the water, he said.

“We called the Overland Park Dive Team with the Overland Park Police Department and they came down and dove and advised there was a vehicle,” he said. “There were no people in the vehicle. It was stolen in 2013.”

The vehicle is a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder, a Sport Utility Vehicle.

The stolen vehicle. Photo submitted by Lt. Caleb Bell.

“We’ve made contact with the owners,” Bell said. “They don’t live here anymore. The case of the stolen vehicle was from 2013 and it is an ongoing investigation.”

“We got dispatched at 10:45 a.m. and the investigation was finished by 5:59 p.m.,” he said.

Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the event.




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