Official statement from APD:

This morning at 4:35 a.m., Atwater Police Officers were dispatched to 1595 E Bellevue Road, Bobbie’s Best Buy Liquor Store, regarding a commercial alarm. Officers located an unoccupied Freightliner water truck in the parking lot. The truck, which was stolen from a nearby job site, had been backed into the building causing major damage to the structure. We are determining if anything has been stolen and obtaining video.

Anyone with information about this crime can call the Atwater Police Department at (209) 357-6396 or contact the Merced Area Crimestoppers at 1-855-725-2420, or go to to send anonymous information via text or email.