8/24/20 Concord, NH – Man At Concord Hospital Ambulance Bay Gets Into A Hopkinton Fire Department Ambulance Driver’s Seat – A Security Guard Immediately Pulls Him Out And Prevents Him From Stealing It

Man arrested after stealing ambulance from Vanderbilt

August 24, 2020


Ford Explorer in the city. Not long after, an officer located the vehicle near a homeless encampment off Blackhill Road, but no one was inside.

A man at the campsite told police that Dawson had given him a ride there in the Ford Explorer, according to the affidavit. Police attempted to speak with Dawson, who was nearby, but he refused to provide a statement. They observed that he was wearing new Nike Air Jordan sneakers that were too big for him, and believed they were the ones stolen from the residence on South Main Street.

“Mr. Dawson’s hair also appeared to have been recently cut. It was very uneven,” Brophy wrote in the affidavit.

When police took Dawson into custody for the burglary, they learned that his license to drive was suspended by the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles in July for nonpayment of child support.

Just days prior to his arrest, Dawson was released from jail on an unrelated charge of theft. Police said on July 24 they responded to Concord Hospital after a security guard there confronted a man, later identified as Dawson, for attempting to steal an ambulance parked in the emergency room bay.

Surveillance video shows Dawson leaving Concord Hospital by foot and then entering the emergency room bay. At first, he attempted to get into the ambulance through the passenger’s side door but it was locked, according to a police affidavit. He was able to open the driver’s side door, but once inside he was immediately confronted by a hospital security officer.

Hopkinton Fire Chief Jeff Yale told Concord police that the department purchased the ambulance for $250,000 but that fully equipped it is valued at $300,000.

Dawson is next scheduled to appear in court in October.

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