Incredibly, the turtle was actually still alive — as her eventual reanimation proved.
Authorities removed the tank and placed the frozen turtle under the care of animal control. Overnight, the tank began to thaw. And sure enough:
"The next morning officers checked on the turtle and as they were removing the turtle from the tank one of its legs began to move," the police department reports. "The turtle was placed into appropriate conditions and began to show more signs of life, eventually standing on its own and opening its eyes. The turtle was transferred to a local reptile organization where she continues her recovery and rehabilitation."
The turtle has since been named Elsa.