A truck was found on its side in an unfinished pool Wednesday morning on Concession 7 Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
“I started looking at the property, and I’m like, how did he get here?” said Nick Dacosta, owner of the property.
Dacosta called the police at around 5:30 a.m. after he discovered the truck while letting his dogs outside.
Niagara Regional Police said the vehicle, a black GMC Sierra pickup truck, was reported stolen.
The truck was found lying on the driver’s side in the under-construction pool. Police said the unidentified driver lost control, travelled through a front yard and landed in the pool.
Dacosta said the driver had hit the ditch nearby, missed several trees, then proceeded to drive over his septic bed before ending up in his pool.
When he looked at his security camera footage, he said after the truck crashed, a man crawled out and left the scene.
He said the pool was set to be finished within the next two weeks. But due to the damage, it doesn’t look like it will be finished this year, let alone this summer.
Police said the Sierra serious damage totalling about $15,000.
The pool had just been filled with stone the day before, Dacosta said.
“And so when he came through, he broke through an entire wall. So, all the stones collapsed in the pool, and then somehow got himself sideways in my pool.”
A police report said the pool is valued at $100,000. Dacosta said after contractors re-excavate and reorder new supplies, he’s unsure what it will cost him.
Police spoke with the owner of the stolen vehicle who last saw the truck in their driveway at 3 a.m.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 905-688-4111, ext. 1022200 or contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or at 1-800-222-8477.
Somer Slobodian, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Lake Report