Campbell River RCMP is investigating the theft of a City of Campbell River fire rescue vehicle.
“A 2011 hybrid Ford Escape was stolen from the scene of a fire at 1800 Nunn Road the morning of Feb. 2 where it had been blocking Simms Road with emergency lights flashing to prevent traffic from entering the fire crew staging area,” says Campbell River RCMP Staff Sergeant Troy Beauregard.
The clearly marked red and white fire officer’s vehicle was found by the RCMP in the Comox Valley later in the afternoon, apparently undamaged. One female Campbell River resident is in custody in relation to the incident. Charges of Theft Over $5000 and Possession of Stolen Property are anticipated.
“This is the first time a fire vehicle has been taken from a scene, and the fire department is taking steps to equip vehicles with systems so that this cannot happen again in future,” says Fire Chief Ian Baikie.
– Contributed by Campbell River RCMP.