Phoenix Ambulance Stolen from Fire Scene

Ambulance that was left running to keep it cool for any people who might need medical care.


 
 

| Monday, July 25, 2011


PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a man who stole an ambulance early Sunday morning outside a house fire in west Phoenix was arrested after he got into multiple collisions.

Police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said 28-year-old Travis Ward took the ambulance that was left running to keep it cool for any people who might need medical care. The ambulance was unlocked, and its keys were in the ignition.

Ward was caught a few blocks away, but not before the ambulance had struck a post, a fence and parked cars, Thompson said.

Thompson said no injuries were reported and that he wasn't aware that anyone at the house fire scene needed an ambulance.

Ward told police he had used marijuana before the incident, Thompson said.

There was no residential phone listing for Ward in metro Phoenix. It's not known whether Ward has a lawyer.

He was booked on suspicion of theft and criminal damage.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, ambulance theft

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Shooting Inside Pennsylvania Hospital

Early reports of one person dead in Darby hospital.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Anchorage Chief Proposes Shifting Fire, Medic Crews

Officials debate ways to reduce paramedic burnout.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Kansas City Woman Thanks EMTs Who Saved Her Life

CPR save highlights community awareness program
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

University of Pittsburgh STAAMP Trial

Trauma experts launch tranexamic acid trial.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Moscow Subway MCI

At least 20 dead and 150 injured in subway derailment.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Hands On July 2014

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >