A 24-year-old Hilo man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly stealing an ambulance from the Hilo Medical Center.
Maksim Stasyuk was apprehended along Leilani Street, the road that leads to the Hilo Solid Waste Transfer Station, on Thursday afternoon.
Police detailed the incident in a Friday morning media release:
At 1:43 p.m., hospital staff reported that a privately owned ambulance belonging American Medical Response (AMR) was stolen from the hospital. An extensive search by police and AMR personnel was underway when a witness reported seeing the ambulance on Leilani Street, leading into the solid-waste transfer station.
At 2:20 p.m., police located the ambulance and arrested Maksim Stasyuk at the scene without incident. He is being held at the Hilo cellblock while detectives from the Criminal Investigation Section continue the investigation.
Empire State Medi-Cab didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.