SHELBY, UTICA, MACOMB: Macomb Township Man Steals Ambulance, Leads Police on Chase

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Shelby, Utica, Macomb

■ STOLEN AMBULANCE. At approximately 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, October 7 the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported stolen MedStar ambulance. The suspect was not a patient at the hospital but exited the building and drove off in the vehicle. Police located the vehicle and after a chase through Mt. Clemens, the ambulance was eventually stopped. The male driver, Eric Preston, 21 from Macomb Township, was taken into custody and lodged in the Macomb County Jail where he is being held at a bond of $75,000 on one felony count of Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile. His next appearance in court is scheduled for Monday, October 23.

■ RETAIL EMBEZZLEMENT. Utica Police were summoned to retail store on Hall Road after an employee witnessed another employee stealing a $59.99 bottle of Grey Goose vodka on that night’s security video. The witness reviewed additional video footage from nights before the incident and found that the suspected employee had stolen from the store multiple times before. The stolen merchandise the suspect was seen walking out of the store with totaled over $1,000 over the course of about four weeks.

Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes or any other offenses, please call the Macomb County Sheriff at 586- 469-5151.

ON TUESDAY, 10/10/17 the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office along with several Fire Departments and EMS Service Providers from Macomb County conducted a mass casualty training exercise. This planned event was organized with the assistance from the Macomb County Medical Control Authority and took place in Washington Township at 26 & Jewell. While citizens passing through the area saw police vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, and other emergency equipment as well as many uniformed first responders, this was just a drill.

“In light of the recent Las Vegas Shooting, we are continuously training and preparing for the worst in order to keep our citizens safe. This training exercise is one of many that we attend and conduct on a regular basis. We hope the day of mass casualty never arrives in our communities, however, if it does we stay readied and prepared to the best of our abilities,” said Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham.