A car that police recovered from Antietam Creek on Friday had been reported stolen Thursday night, Maryland State Police said.
Police pulled the car - a 1989 Nissan Maxima with Maryland license tags JXX 109 - from the creek near the 300 block of North High Street about 12:30 p.m. after receiving a report of tire tracks running into the creek, police said.
The tracks were spotted by Jim Waugh of Funkstown in his backyard about 9 a.m. Friday. The tracks ran through his yard, down an embankment and into Antietam Creek.
Waugh called police, who investigated what then looked like an accident and pulled the car from the creek. Members of the state police dive team, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and workers from the Hagerstown Waste Water Treatment Plant assisted in the vehicle recovery.