Authorities in Tomball are trying to figure out who stole a fire truck from the Rosehill Fire Department.
It was stolen from a small satellite station located off FM 2920. From the outside the building looks like a basic two-stall storage garage, but inside were valuable items used to keep the community safe.
“Naturally I’m upset,” said Assistant Fire Chief Lee Sulecki. “I mean, we’re all upset.”
Sulecki said between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. Monday, someone kicked in the locked garage door then drove off in the department’s 1997 Ford brush truck.
“It’s used to fight grass fires,” explained Sulecki. “It’s a four-wheel-drive truck that’s small to get into fields and fight grass and wildfires.”
The thief also grabbed medical equipment like a defibrillator and oxygen delivery system from the neighboring fire truck. The total cost of the stolen goods is estimated at $75,000.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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