Stolen Volvo Pulled out of the Charles

by Chris Wangler
April 26, 2023
Around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, a fisherman on a boat near Woerd Avenue detected something with his fish finder that looked like a car.


After Waltham Fire responded, the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Marine Unit and Underwater Recovery Team was called in.

A tow truck with a long cable eventually pulled the station wagon out of the Charles River. No one was discovered inside.


MSP Trooper Brandon Doherty offered an update Tuesday.

“The vehicle recovered was a 2001 Volvo station wagon which was reported stolen some time ago,” he said.


Incredibly enough, the same Wellesley fisherman found another car with his fish finder last year.

Photos: Peter Lobo