Stolen truck recovered near Lake of the Woods

Stolen truck recovered near Lake of the Woods

MAHOMET — Champaign County sheriff’s deputies found a stolen pickup truck in a creek east of the Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve Sunday night.

Sgt. Jeff Vercler said a motorist spotted the truck in a creek in a field just east of the intersection of where County Road 2300 N dead ends into County Road 675 E.

A check of the license plate revealed that the truck had been reported stolen on Feb. 2 from north Champaign.

Vercler said there were no people around the truck. He said the creek is a few feet wide and about a foot deep and only a wheel of the truck was in the water. The truck’s air bags had deployed and there was some damage to it, he said.

The truck was towed out of the creek around 9 p.m. and was to be turned over to Champaign police.


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