Rented pickup truck damaged by explosive

Woman’s car found in pond last week

WARREN — The woman who says she is co-owner of the Chevrolet Camaro fished from a pond in Greene last week had the truck she rented to replace the car damaged by an explosion.

Renee Vanhorn called Warren police just after midnight Tuesday to report someone vandalized the F-150 Ford pickup truck outside 1596 Belvedere Ave. SE, according to a police report.

“It was a huge boom and really bright red light,” said Vanhorn, 43, who said she and one of her daughters were sitting in the living room when the explosion happened.

The report states someone placed a mid-sized explosive under the windshield wiper on the passenger’s side and lit the explosive on fire. The explosion badly damaged the windshield and wiper.

Police looked for the man believed to have caused the explosion, but did not find him in the area, the report states.

Police removed the partially submerged Camaro on July 4 from a pond on private property on state Route 87 near state Route 11. A motorist on Route 87 spotted the vehicle and called the property owner to inform him of the situation, a report from the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office states.

The sheriff’s office dive team searched in and around the car and determined no one was inside the vehicle. It was then pulled from the water.

Before police arrived, the report states a vehicle was seen by an EMT, who was responding to the Camaro in the pond, picking up the driver and driving away south on Route 11.

The report states Vanhorn is the owner, but later states the registered owner in Earnest Vanhorn, who according to Renee Vanhorn, is her ex-husband. She said both of their names are on the car’s title.

A report was filed in Bazetta that states the vehicle was stolen at about 2 p.m. from Walmart, the sheriff’s office report states. The vehicle was discovered in the water just before 4:30 p.m.

The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate.

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