Monday, August 24, 2009
Bryan Police Make Arrest in Stolen Ambulance
On August 23, 2009, at 5:12am, the Bryan Police Department received a report of the Bryan Fire Departmentís Medical Ambulance being stolen. The Ambulance was parked outside St. Josephís Hospitalís Emergency Room. The medics were inside the hospital attending to a patient that they just brought to the hospital. An unknown Hispanic male jumped inside the ambulance and drove off. Bryan Police officers attempted to stop the ambulance, but the ambulance fled from officers. Officers did not chase the vehicle due to department policies. The officers followed the ambulance from a distance. The ambulance stopped on Old Hearne Road in Robertson County. The driver fled on foot and was unable to be located. Bryan Police recovered the ambulance at 5:40 hours seconds after it was abandoned. The ambulance did not suffer any damage and nothing was stolen from the ambulance.
At around 8:20am, a suspicious person was contacted at OSR and Highway 6. The Hispanic male was dirty, wet, and had numerous scratches to his body. The male was arrested for public intoxication and numerous warrants out of Brazos County. The Criminal Investigation Division interviewed the subject in relation to the stolen ambulance.
The investigation resulted in an arrested warrant being issued for Theft of Property > $200,000. Theft of Property > $200,000 is a first-degree felony punishable in prison for 5-99 years or life.
The investigation is still on-going and other charges are possible.
Lawrence Eugene Reyes Jr., H/M, DOB 11/05/1983.
Reyes is 25 years old from Richards, Texas.
© Copyright 2003-2013, City of Bryan