Man arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto for stealing California fire engine

  • Source: KTLA-TV 5 CW Los Angeles
  • Published: 04/02/2021 12:00 AM

PHOTO: A 44-year-old man was arrested after allegedly stealing a fire engine in San Bernardino on Thursday, officials said. Around 9:45 a.m., the Highland Fire Department reported that their fire engine was stolen in the area of Cooley and Pedley streets in San Bernardino, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The truck had been momentarily unattended in front of a mechanic shop, while the crew assigned to the engine was not on a call for service, the fire department said. A man, described at the time only as Hispanic, was seen driving away in the fire engine. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Department, along with California Highway Patrol officers, searched the area, with a Sheriff’s helicopter overhead. Around 10:05 a.m., the fire engine was seen exiting the southbound 215 Freeway at University Avenue. Deputies and officers conducted a felony traffic stop and detained the driver of the fire truck.


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