2nd ambulance stolen in Lexington, recovered elsewhere

jbrammer@herald-leader.comMay 29, 2011 

Lexington has recorded its second case this month of a missing ambulance.

Lexington police said in a news release that it received a report at 6:52 a.m. Sunday that a Rural Metro Ambulance had been stolen from its parking lot on Versailles Road.

The vehicle turned up at 6:24 p.m. when two residents of the Pine Trees Pass Apartments called the Georgetown police department to say the ambulance was in the parking lot of their apartment complex.

Lexington police said Sunday night there had been no arrests and they have no suspects.

They also said it was not known if the theft is related to the May 18 theft of an ambulance from Lexington's St. Joseph Hospital.

State police recovered that ambulance but are still looking for whoever took it.

The Associated Press reported May 19 that the crew of the Fleming County ambulance had left the keys in the ignition with the motor running when they took a patient inside the hospital.

About two hours later, officers with the Pendleton County sheriff's department found the vehicle parked on Kentucky 22W, about five miles west of Falmouth. It was undamaged.

Sunday's missing ambulance was the only one of Rural Metro's that was for critical care transport, Lexington police said.

A receptionist at Rural Metro referred questions to Lexington police.

Anyone with information regarding the theft of the ambulance should call Lexington police at (859) 258-3600.

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