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Former Volunteer Firefighter Charged with Stealing Chesterfield (VA) Fire Apparatus

Police have announced the arrest of a former volunteer firefighter who stole a Chesterfield (VA) fire truck.

Kevin W. T. Burns, 27, is charged with grand larceny, according to Chesterfield Police.

“Burns had joined the department as a volunteer in December 2011, but was not active when the theft occurred on July 20, 2013,” Chesterfield Fire and EMS spokesman Lt. Jason Elmore wrote in an email. “He volunteered at Fire Station 10. He had been suspended prior to the fire truck incident for an unrelated personnel matter. He then was terminated in August as a result of that unrelated personnel matter.”

Following the July theft, the truck was located in a ditch.

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