Man Arrested, Suspected of Stealing Fire Truck in Orange County

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
December 21, 2021 Updated: December 21, 2021

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Police have arrested a person suspected of stealing a fire truck and traveling through several cities before being detained in Anaheim Dec. 21.

Truck 85 was stolen from The University of California–Irvine Medical Center in Orange at approximately 1:40 a.m. while paramedics were taking a patient to the hospital, said Capt. Greg Barta of the Orange County Fire Authority.

“As they were dropping off a patient at the hospital the truck was stolen,” Barta told City News Service.

The suspect traveled through many Orange County communities, including Fountain Valley and Irvine, before finally stopping in Anaheim near Ball Road and Brookhurst Street just after 3 a.m. when officers from the Anaheim Police Department took the suspect into custody.