TPD investigating safes dumped in Ottawa River

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Police are investigating a bizarre case out of central Toledo in which someone discovered several safes dumped in the Ottawa River.

All seven safes were empty, but how and why they ended up in the river remains a mystery.

The safes were sticking out of the water near Jeep Parkway and West Central. A scrapper called police after he noticed them in the river Friday afternoon.

Police had to call in divers and a tow truck to fish the heavy-duty safes out of the river.

It seemed as though some of the safes had been in the water for a while with signs they had been broken into. Some of the safes are large and appear to be commercial.

Toledo Police said waterways can often be dumping grounds, but the number of safes made this an unusual find. Police are hoping to determine exactly how they ended up in the river.

"They could be stolen property, we just don't know at this time," said Sgt. Joe Heffernan.

Toledo Police need help solving this mystery. If you recognize any of the safes give CrimeStopper a call at 419-255-1111.

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