Lewisville Police and Fire Departments responded at 1:26 a.m. Wednesday morning to call regarding a vehicle in Lewisville Lake. Originally called out as a possible drowning when someone saw it in water with headlights on, the fire department dispatched a boat and other units to the scene, just east of the Lewisville Fishing Barge in Lake Park.
According to LPD Captain Mike Moore, they discovered that the vehicle was unoccupied. Due to overnight storms and poor conditions, they were not able to get the black full-size Chrysler Aspen SUV out of the lake until just after noon Wednesday.
The vehicle had been rolled off Sandy Beach road down the embankment through the disc golf course, into the water. Pieces of the vehicle’s roof rack appeared to have been torn off by a tree on the way down.
Divers from Lewisville Fire Department donned insulated dive suits and went into the water to hook up the vehicle, which was winched out by a crew from Pro Tow.
Moore said the vehicle’s owner lives in Flower Mound, and that he told police it was stolen.
Update – 2/22/2018:
Captain Wess Griffin of the Flower Mound Police Department said his officers responded to the owner’s home at 5:09 a.m. Wednesday after being contacted by Lewisville police. Griffin said that the owner told police he had been missing one of the sets of keys for the vehicle for a few days, but that they eventually turned back up. He said that on the night prior to the incident, his car alarm went off approximately seven times, and that he kept resetting the alarm from the key fob.
Griffin said there was no evidence of forced entry into the vehicle at the owner’s home. He said the case was assigned to a detective and that the investigation was ongoing.