Grand Theft Ambulance
An ambulance parked outside the emergency room was swiped from the parking lot at Kingman Regional Medical Center early Thursday. Kingman police responded at 4:00 a.m. to the hospital at 3269 Stockton Hill Rd.
Officers were advised that a male subject broke a window of the ambulance before entering the vehicle and driving away. ``Within minutes officers located the ambulance parked in the area of the 3600 block of Stockton Hill Rd.", said deputy police chief Rusty Cooper.
Cooper said a man later identified as Lonnie Stephan Myricks, 40, Kingman, was spotted standing outside the driver's side door of the ambulance. ``Myricks fled on foot but was taken into custody a short distance away," Cooper said.
Myricks was booked into the Adult Detention Center on a vehicle theft charge. The ambulance valued in excess of $200,000 sustained about $1,500 in damage, according to Cooper.