Man convicted in ambulance theft sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison
Yengi R. Lado, 27, was convicted of a felony count of second-degree grand larceny and was ordered to pay $250,000 in restitution
Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.
CANTON, N.Y. — A Hannawa Falls resident found guilty in October of stealing an Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad ambulance last year has been sentenced to four to 12 years in state prison.
Yengi R. Lado, 27, was convicted of a felony count of second-degree grand larceny and was ordered to pay $250,000 in restitution. He stole the ambulance parked outside Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg on Feb. 28, 2022 .
St. Lawrence County District Attorney Gary M. Pasqua said Lado drove down Mansion Avenue “straight through a garage at the end of the T-intersection.”
He was arrested after law enforcement found him in the cab of a tractor-trailer that had pulled over on Route 37 .
Lado is incarcerated at Mid-State Correctional Facility on an unrelated prior felony second-degree criminal mischief conviction from Onondaga County in 2022. He is serving two to six years for that conviction.
Assistant district attorneys Dominik Maida and Sara Charpentier prosecuted the ambulance theft case in St. Lawrence County Court .
Law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation and arrest were the Ogdensburg Police Department , St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police .
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