Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home > Topics > Ambulances / Emergency Vehicles
April 07, 2014

Stolen ambulance found in Chicago suburb

The ambulance had been parked near a hospital while medics dropped off a patient; a suspect was taken into custody

Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Someone drove off in an ambulance that had parked at a Chicago hospital moments earlier Sunday night, according to police.

Police in southwest suburban Lyons later located the ambulance and took a suspect into custody, according to a police dispatcher.

About 8:45 p.m., someone stepped into a private ambulance parked outside John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and drove away, police said.

Police in Lyons later found the vehicle near the intersection of 1st Avenue and Ogden Avenue, near a Burger King restaurant, according to a police dispatcher. A suspect was taken into custody, the dispatcher said.

The dispatcher referred further questions to supervisors who will be arriving later this morning.

The ambulance had been parked at Stroger while paramedics dropped off a patient, according to Chicago police. The hospital is located at 1969 W. Ogden Avenue, about 9 miles from where the ambulance was found.

Copyright 2014 Chicago Tribune

McClatchy-Tribune News Service


All Rights Reserved

Comments
The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of EMS1.com or its staff. If you cannot see comments, try disabling privacy and ad blocking plugins in your browser. All comments must comply with our Member Commenting Policy.

Sponsored by

We Recommend...

Connect with EMS1

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google+

Get the #1 EMS eNewsletter

Fire Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips, columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
Enter Email
See Sample

Online Campus Both

Ambulances / Emergency Vehicles Videos