8/27/23 Guam – At Medical Call Preparing To Take Sick Person To The Hospital – Person Steals The Ambulance – Found Damaged – Later Escaped

Man arrested after stealing ambulance from Vanderbilt

August 27, 2023


A Guam Fire Department ambulance was stolen while firefighters were preparing to take a sick person to the hospital early Sunday.

The department is asking the community’s help finding the vehicle.

Department spokesman firefighter Nick Garrido said a crew from the Yona Fire Station was responding to a call about a sick person on Ministry Street in Mangilao.

“Upon completion of patient assessment and during preparation of transport of patient to a hospital, it was discovered that the ambulance that was parked outside was stolen,” Garrido said.

Family members took the patient to the hospital.

The ambulance is a red Chevrolet with license plate 6433. Anyone who sees the vehicle is asked to call 911.

Garrido said there were no controlled medicines or drugs onboard the unit, but it does carry high-value medical equipment.

A Guam Fire Department tablet and a personal wallet and cellphone were also onboard the ambulance. A firefighter tried to track the phone but was not successful, Garrido said.