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Stolen Ambulance

Ambulances are regularly stolen from hospital emergency departments and incidents. Locking the ambulance is an absolute duty and should be a policy for every agency, as well as a habit for every EMS provider, like wearing a seatbelt.

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An Ogden Fire Department crew was treating a patient inside a building when the rig was taken from the scene
Spike strip, pepper balls used to stop a man who stole a Sacramento Fire Department EMS captain’s pickup truck
Cabell County medics were inside a house treating a patient when the man jumped into their rig and drove off
A man led police on a pursuit across two counties before crashing after a PIT maneuver
An AMR supervisor rolled down his window to ask if a man standing in the road was okay; the man approached the ambulance and “began throwing himself at the window, gaining access to the ambulance”
The ambulance was stolen shortly after the medic crew arrived at a call regarding a potential psychiatric patient
Fairfax County police said the suspect had not yet been discharged from the hospital but walked away with an IV in his arm
Kahlil Lock injured a Hazel Park paramedic before getting into the driver’s seat
Vancouver paramedics were treating a patient when their squad was stolen and later abandoned
The ambulance came to a stop on the lawn right in front of the entrance of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office
Yengi R. Lado, 27, was convicted of a felony count of second-degree grand larceny and was ordered to pay $250,000 in restitution
Harrison Barjolo crashed an Ashburnham ambulance at Heywood Hospital during a police pursuit
Ammanuel Owar Ojha stole the East Hills ambulance from out front of of Select Specialty Hospital
Dezire Raequan Goldman stole the ambulance and drove nearly 20 miles before being noticed by police
Yengi Lado stole the Ogdensburg ambulance last year from outside a hospital and drove it into a garage
Police officers used spike strips to stop one of the ambulances
Monroe County deputies pursued the stolen ambulance at speeds reaching nearly 90 mph on I-75
Bradley Paul Harriford found the keys in the ambulance and took off
New Orleans police tracked down two ambulances stolen from two different hospitals in one week
Terrance Trent Darby, 34, allegedly drove the ambulance toward a sheriff’s office captain who was setting up stop sticks to assist with ending the chase
A patient sitting outside a Port St. Lucie hospital got into the ambulance as EMS personnel were inside dropping off a patient
Darell Caldwell led police on a string of interstate crashes from Arlington County into the District of Columbia
Tulsa police say the patient was driving in the parking garage with lights and siren on, hitting low-hanging signs
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said the woman crashed the NHT ambulance once then bailed out before the second crash
Dewyane Anderson led police on a pursuit after stealing an ambulance from King’s Daughters Medical Center
Long Beach Police found the abandoned fire ambulance crashed into a telephone pole, less than a half-mile from a deadly fire
Phoenix police found the rig from Mesa