Sheriff Burns: SUV Found in Black River Was Stolen in Watertown

December 15, 2012

GLEN PARK, N.Y.   A sport utility vehicle found upside down in the Black River in Glen Park has been confirmed as a stolen vehicle from the city of Watertown, according to Jefferson County Sheriff John P. Burns. 

Divers searched the interior of the vehicle at about 9:45 a.m. Saturday and found no one inside. 

Deputies continue to investigate and more details are expected to be released later today.


Members of the city of Watertown Fire Department found no one inside a Jeep sport utility vehicle discovered Saturday morning partially submerged in the Black River in the town of Pamelia across from Suburban Propane in Glen Park. 

Jefferson County Sheriff John P. Buns said his department is continuing to investigate how the vehicle entered the river. 

Deputies were assisted at the scene by state police, Watertown City Fire Department, Glen Park Fire Department, Glen Park Police Department, New York York state DEC, Town of Watertown Fire Department, Jefferson County Office of Fire and Emergency Management, Town of Watertown Ambulance, Guilfoyle Ambulance and Jefferson County STAR Team. map. Click image for aerial view. 

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