Cops: Man stole Hammond ambulance, caught after chase to South Side

Chicago Tribune:

“A Gary man is expected to face charges in Indiana and Illinois after he was arrested following the pursuit of an ambulance stolen from Highland, Ind., police said.

The man, 34, was arrested in the 9000 block of South Mackinaw Street in Chicago, after being pursued from near Cline Avenue and Ridge Road in Highland, Ind., starting a little before 12:40 p.m., according to a news release from the Lake County, Ind., sheriff’s office.

A Lake County, Ind., sheriff’s officer started pursuing the ambulnace, which had been stolen from Prompt Ambulance Services in Highland after it was reported stolen about 12:30 p.m. At first following the ambulance via GPS tracking, the officer spotted it turning onto Indianapolis Boulevard from Chicago Avenue in East Chicago, then pursued it into Chicago.

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