Sandy Township, PA – An ambulance was stolen Sunday afternoon, used in a police chase, struck one of the police vehicles, and caught on fire.
Around 6:15 p.m. yesterday, multiple police units were reported as chasing a stolen Dusan ambulance, which had been taken at Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital.
Police and dispatch attempted to use the radio to have the driver pull over.
About 15 minutes later at 6:30, the ambulance struck a police vehicle near Route 255 and Showers Road, causing heavy damage. The ambulance caught fire. Fire crews and EMS were dispatched.
The suspect was taken into custody, although there are no details about their identity or the circumstances of why they stole the ambulance.
Posted 6:15 Sunday, June 20:
MULTIPLE POLICE AGENCIES ARE CHASING A STOLE DUSAN AMBULANCE FROM DUBOIS HOSPITAL, CURRENTLY ON MOUNTAIN RUN ROAD!!
6:15 – MULTIPLE UNITS ARE CHASING A STOLEN AMBULANCE FROM DUBOIS
6:25 – DISPATCH ATTEMPTING TO HAVE THE MAN PULL OVER BY RADIO
6:26 – DISPATCH PUTTING PRIORITY UP FOR PURSUIT
6:27 – AMBULANCE STRUCK A POLICE VEHICLE HEAVY, CRASHED OUT
6:28 – ROUTE 255 & SHOWERS ROAD, POLICE PRIORITY UP
6:29 – FIRE & EMS BEING DISPATCHED, AMBULANCE ON FIRE
6:31 – DISPATCH ADVISING SUSPECT IN CUSTODY
6:33 – DISPATCH REMOVING THE PRIORITY MARKER