A $1,000 reward is being offered for information about an ambulance that was stolen from Santiam Hospital in Stayton.
According to a statement from CEO Terry Fletchall, the ambulance was stolen at about 3:40 a.m. July 21 while parked at Santiam Hospital.
Stayton Police Department Chief David Frisendahl said loggers saw smoke on a remote logging road near Mill City and reported it around 5 a.m. He said it took most of the day to put the ambulance out.
“There’s nothing left,” Frisendahl said. “It’s down to the frame.”
He said the ambulance was worth about $100,000 and the equipment and contents were worth about $50,000.
The hospital is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person, or people, responsible for the theft.
Stayton Police Department Chief David Frisendahl said there was a video of the ambulance being stolen, but they haven’t been able to determine a suspect from it.
“It’s too far out, too grainy, too pixelated,” Frisendahl said.
Those with information about the theft are asked to share it with the Stayton Police Department, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office or the Santiam Hospital’s administrative staff.