Suspect Faces Charges in Connection With Ambulance Theft
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.
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.