Maryland State Police are coordinating the search for a volunteer fire company ambulance stolen late last night from where it was parked at a Carroll County hospital.
The ambulance belongs to the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department and is clearly marked with that name. It is a 2003 white Ford, with Maryland registration A029F. The ambulance has a red stripe around it and the number “29” is displayed on the sides.
Just before 11:00 p.m. last night, the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department ambulance was parked outside the emergency room entrance of the Carroll Hospital Center, 200 Memorial Avenue, Westminster, Md. The ambulance crew off-loaded a patient and entered the emergency room area.
Minutes later, the ambulance driver came back outside and found the ambulance missing. Thinking someone may be pulling a prank, the driver searched the parking lot and the surrounding area for the vehicle. He called Maryland State Police at the Westminster Barracks at 11:45 p.m. to report the theft.
State Police have issued a statewide lookout for the ambulance and notified police departments throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The vehicle has been entered as stolen in the National Crime Information Center and the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center has been informed of the theft and vehicle description.
Anyone who may have seen the ambulance or has any information about this theft is urged to call Maryland State Police at the Westminster Barracks at 410-386-3000.