Man charged with stealing ambulance, leading police on chase from Chesterfield to Colonial Heights

Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — A 32-year-old man from Colonial Heights is facing several charges, accused of stealing an ambulance and leading police on a chase Sunday night.

State police charged Robert M. Naugle with climbing into a vehicle to commit a crime, removing EMS equipment, failure to wear a seatbelt, driving while revoked, unauthorized use of a vehicle and felony eluding. 

Mugshot for Robert M. Naugle, accused ambulance thief (Photo: Chesterfield jail)

HCA Healthcare told 8News on Monday that the ambulance was stolen at Chippenham Hospital.

Virginia State Police troopers located the ambulance heading south on Chippenham Parkway at 10:32 p.m. Troopers activated emergency equipment to try and stop Naugle but were unsuccessful. A pursuit was then initiated.

The pursuit concluded on I-95 south of Ruffin Mill Road in Colonial Heights after the deployment of a tire deflation device by Chesterfield Police. The driver was taken into custody without incident.

Chesterfield Fire Capt. Joe Harvey told 8News the stolen ambulance belonged to the county.

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