SUNDAY 1/3/20 11:56 a.m.
OGDEN, Utah (ABC4) – Ogden Police officials have located the stolen vehicle and now are on the lookout for the suspect involved.
According to officials, on January 3, Ogden Fire Department responded to 468 3rd street for a medical emergency at 2:50 a.m.
Upon arrival, crews parked their ambulance and entered the facility. Medical care was then provided to the patient and the patient was packaged for transport.
As the crew attempted to return to the ambulance with the patient, the crew found that the ambulance had been stolen.
The crew then arranged for another ambulance to transport the patient to the hospital and the Ogden Police Department was notified.
OPD began to track the ambulance’s location and a request for citizen assistance was submitted
At 8:30 a.m., a citizen contacted 911 and reported an ambulance located in a
“We are grateful for the assistance of the citizen that noticed a public safety vehicle out of place,” shares the department.
Ogden’s Deputy Fire Chief of Medical Operation, Michael Slater, reports there was no damage
found to the vehicle and no equipment taken.
The motivation behind the theft is not known at this time.
“Although the recovery was a success, the theft of the ambulance compromised patient care.
The delay in patient care while waiting for a second ambulance to arrive could have had
a negative outcome for this patient in need,” shares officials. “In addition, when a public safety vehicle is in public purview, it is understood that the driver and responders are trained, public servants. Driving an emergency vehicle requires training and when driven improperly creates a dangerous situation for the unknowing citizens who share the roadway.”
OPD is looking for a person of interest in connection with the theft of this unit.
If anyone has any additional info about the theft please call Weber Dispatch at 801-395-8221.
ORIGINAL STORY: Ogden Police locate stolen ambulance, Sunday
SUNDAY 1/3/2020 8:42 a.m.
OGDEN, Utah (ABC4) – Ogden officials are on the lookout for a suspect who allegedly stole an ambulance, Saturday night.
According to the Ogden Police Department, on January 2, an ambulance was stolen from the area of 3rd street and Washington Blvd.
“During the night somebody decided they wanted to try their hand at being a firefighter,” the team writes on Facebook. “They stole an ambulance from the area of 3rd St and Washington Blvd, and have yet to return it, we are now hoping the public can help us find the stolen vehicle.”
The Ambulance Unit Number is 20142 and is located over the wheel well and should have plate 213672EX.
If anyone locates the vehicle or has info about the theft please call Weber Dispatch at 801-395-8221.