3/14/22 Goodyear, AZ – Buckeye Valley Fire District Ambulance Stolen From Hospital – Crashed At Intersection – Leaves The Scene – Found In Dirt Field – Arrested

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March 14, 2022



A man is facing charges after allegedly stealing an ambulance, running a red light, and causing a crash in Goodyear.

Officials say on Sunday afternoon, 46-year-old Christopher Sauls stole an ambulance belonging to the Buckeye Valley Fire District.

The ambulance was at Abrazo Medical Group Goodyear when it was stolen.

Police say Sauls ran a red light near Bullard Avenue and McDowell Road and crashed into a car at the intersection.

An adult driver in the vehicle was not injured.

The ambulance was recovered in a dirt field near Interstate 10 and Verado Way and Sauls was taken into custody.

He is facing multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a crash and vehicle theft.

The value of the ambulance is approximately $275,000.00, according to Buckeye Valley Fire officials. The cost to repair to this particular ambulance will be about $100,000.00.

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