Calgary, AB,

Police investigating vehicle deserted in McKenzie Towne pond

The Calgary Police Service is investigating after a white Ford Explorer plunged into a pond early this morning.

At approximately 7:30 a.m., on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, police, the Calgary Fire Department and EMS responded to reports that a vehicle had entered Inverness Pond and was sinking near the intersection of McKenzie Towne Drive and Promenade Way S.E. A man from the vehicle was reported to have made it out and to shore, however, he did not remain on scene and was therefore unable to verify the number of occupants in the vehicle.

The Calgary Fire Department has since confirmed that there were no other occupants in the vehicle and has removed the vehicle from the pond. It is not clear whether the driver lost control of the vehicle or intentionally drove it into the water.

Police have confirmed that the vehicle was stolen during a residential break and enter in the 0-100 block of Elgin Estates Hill S.E. It is believed that the break-in occurred at some time between 11 p.m. on Monday night and 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The suspect has not been located.

The suspect is described as darker-skinned, in his early 20s, approximately 6’ tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a black shirt and black Adidas track pants with a white stripe. The suspect would have been soaking wet when he left the scene and may have minor injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident, or the identity of the suspect, is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case #16278379/5172