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Suspect Faces Charges in Connection With Ambulance Theft

July 24, 2017, 10:59 AM HST
* Updated July 24, 11:03 AM
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Maksim Stasyuk. HPD photo.

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 24-year-old Hilo man for three offenses in connection with the theft of an ambulance from the Hilo Medical Center, on Thursday, July 20.

Hospital staff reported that a privately owned ambulance belonging American Medical Response was taken 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.

At 5:25 p.m., Friday, July 21, Stasyuk was charged with first-degree theft and two counts of criminal property damage.

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He is being held at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $36,000 bail pending his initial court appearance today in South Hilo District Court.

This information was provided by authorities; individuals are considered innocent unless and until they are proven guilty.

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