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Ogden Police recover ambulance stolen overnight

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Posted at 9:38 AM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 16:59:20-05

Authorities have recovered an ambulance that was stolen early Sunday morning in Ogden.

The emergency vehicle was stolen from the area of 3rd Street and Washington Boulevard around 2:50 a.m., the city said in a statement.

An Ogden Fire Department crew was responding to a medical emergency in the area. When they exited the building to transport the patient to the hospital, the ambulance was gone.

Ogden Police shared a post Sunday morning about the theft, and around 8:30 a.m. someone called in a tip that they saw the ambulance in a neighbor's back yard on the 500 block of 7th Street.

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A stolen ambulance was found in the back yard of an Ogden home on the 500 block of 7th Street on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021.

The vehicle was not damaged, nor was any equipment taken.

"Although the recovery was a success, the theft of the ambulance compromised patient care. The delay in patient care while waiting for a second ambulance to arrive could have had negative outcome for this patient in need," Ogden City wrote. "Driving an emergency vehicle requires training and when driven improperly creates a dangerous situation for the unknowing citizens who share the roadway."

Police are investigating, but there is currently no known suspect or motive behind the theft.