Chase ensues after ambulance stolen

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published October 9, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS — A 21-year-old Macomb Township man led police and sheriff’s deputies on a wild chase through Mount Clemens on Oct. 7 after he allegedly stole an ambulance from a local hospital.

According to Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Renee Yax, deputies responded to the area of Groesbeck Highway between Cass Avenue and Harrington Street, where the ambulance was last seen, at approximately 6:35 p.m.

It was reported that MedStar workers had entered the unspecified hospital to drop off a patient, and left the ambulance parked just outside.

The suspect, who was not a patient, exited the hospital and drove away in the ambulance. A brief chase ensued through Mount Clemens before the ambulance was stopped and the suspect was taken into custody. The Clinton Township Police Department assisted in the chase, according to the report.

Yax reports in the release that the suspect, whose name has not been released pending arraignment, was uninjured and taken to the Macomb County Jail. He was charged on Oct. 9 with one felony count of unlawful driving away of an automobile, and given an interim bond of $75,000. He is set to be arraigned in 41-B District Court in Clinton Township on Oct. 10.