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Police: ambulance stolen in Utica ends up in the Irondequoit Bay

Jun 13, 2021

Credit NY State Police

New York State Police said they helped Utica Police apprehend a suspect who stole an ambulance on Sunday and drove it into Irondequoit Bay.

Troopers said at 10:42 a.m. Sunday, they tried to stop the stolen ambulance on the New York State Thruway but the driver kept going, so State Police stopped their chase.

The ambulance was located by police after it went into Irondequoit Bay off Seneca Road.

Police said the female driver was able to swim to a private boat and was then taken into custody by police.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Dive Team was called to help retrieve the submerged ambulance.

The driver was given medical attention at the scene by Irondequoit Ambulance and charges are pending.