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* Stolen Car Removed From Oakland Estuary

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The Coast Guard, Oakland police and other local agencies worked to remove a car dumped in the Oakland Estuary today, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said. Oakland police have taken over the case, but the Coast Guard, along with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and the Oakland Fire Department headed to the estuary, which separates Oakland and Alameda, after a 3 a.m. phone call of car lights shining through the water, Petty Officer Laura Alcon said.

Police determined the car was stolen and had been dumped into the water near the Jack London Aquatic Center, Alcon said, noting police say the area is known for ditching stolen cars.
Nobody was in the car, but the Coast Guard stayed at the extrication to ensure no one was hurt, Alcon said. Once the car was lifted from the water a tow truck took it away, she said.

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