Ambulance stolen from Carroll Co. Hospital; suspect in custody after pursuit

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has arrested a suspect who stole an ambulance Thursday from the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, MD. 

Police responded to a call regarding an ambulance being stolen at approximately 12:14 p.m. According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and troopers from the Maryland State Police located the stolen ambulance on RT 32 in the area of Knox Court. 

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The suspect, however, proceeded to drive south on Rt 32, eventually striking a Maryland State Police vehicle and a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office vehicle, which authorities say was pushed into a parked car from the impact.

The ambulance eventually stopped near the Gamber and Community Fire Company, and at approximately 12:30 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody. 

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The driver, who was not the original patient from the Baltimore County ambulance, was initially taken to Carroll Hospital Center to be evaluated. There were no injuries reported as a result of the collision. The Sheriff’s Office said charges are still pending in the case.