(Photo Courtesy of the Lake County Sheriff's Office)
A Gary man was taken into custody by Chicago Police after he stole an ambulance in Highland this afternoon. The Lake County Sheriff's Office report they received a call of a stolen ambulance at 12:30pm, and officers tracked the vehicle with GPS. The ambulance, which is registered to Prompt Ambulance of Highland, was pursued by officers as it traveled into Illinois until it came to a stop in a grassy field in the nine-thousand block of Mackinaw Street in Chicago, where 34 year old Edwin Herrera was apprehended without incident.
The Sheriff's Office reports charges will be filed against Herrera in Illinois and charges are pending in Lake County.