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Akron man under arrest for stealing ambulance parked in front of hospital

Durelle Johnson. (Source: Akron police) Durelle Johnson. (Source: Akron police)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

A 32-year-old man is in custody for stealing an ambulance that was parked in front of St. Thomas Hospital on North Main Street.

Akron police say around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, employees with Physicians and Surgeons (AMR) brought a patient to the hospital.

While inside with the patient, the suspect jumped in the ambulance and drove off.

The suspect, identified as Durelle Johnson, crashed into a utility pole at Merriman Road and Treaty Line shortly after leaving the hospital.

According to officers, Johnson then fled the accident scene.

Around 3:30 a.m., officers were called out to a report of a suspicious person at Polsky's Parking Deck at the University of Akron. 

Officers located Johnson and say he had a back pack with the stolen medical supplies and identification from the driver of the ambulance.

Johnson is now charged with receiving stolen property. Officers also say additional charges are expected.

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