Stolen ambulance keys recovered


By Elizabeth Marie Himchak

Ambulance keys stolen from the fire station in 4S Ranch have been recovered, according to a sheriff’s department spokeswoman.

The keys, along with an ambulance pager, were taken around 6:40 a.m. on Nov. 4 when someone broke into Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District Station No. 2, said Julie Taber, RSFFPD spokeswoman.

“The suspect entered a dorm room assigned to a San Diego Medical Services paramedic and stole the keys to the ambulance assigned to the station as well as the ambulance pager,” Taber said.

According to Taber, another ambulance was moved to Station No. 2, so there was no interruption in providing emergency services to the 4S Ranch community.

“We are taking this incident very seriously,” said Battalion Chief Mike Gibbs. “The safety of the community and our personnel is our priority. We are cooperating fully with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department as they continue to investigate the incident and will do everything we can to prevent this from occurring in the future.”

The ambulance keys were located and the incident is still being investigated, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Melissa Aquino on Monday.