A man from Manhattan, Illinois, is in police custody this morning after an ambulance was stolen from a southwest suburban hospital.
Police said the woman stole an Arlington Heights Fire Department ambulance from the emergency room bay at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights around 4:15 a.m.
About 8:45 p.m., a suspect got into the ambulance as emergency personnel was unloading a patient and taking them into the hospital, located at 1969 W. Ogden Ave.
Edwin Herrera, 34, of Gary was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and ordered held on a $250,000 bond Wednesday.
Police in Rockford are searching for a man who chose a very peculiar vehicle for a joyride. Officers say the suspect stole an ambulance from the parking lot of Rockford Memorial Hospital.
A 30-year-old West Side woman was driving under the influence Sunday night when, according to police, she got behind the wheel of a Chicago Fire Department ambulance that was parked outside a South Side hospital, and took it for a ride, crashing it into some parked cars about a mile away.
A 37-year-old man is in police custody Sunday morning after he crashed an ambulance he allegedly stole from a hospital in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
A West Side man was ordered held on $50,000 bond Sunday after being charged with stealing an ambulance with his friend and two paramedics inside Saturday morning in the Garfield Park community.