(Natchitoches)-The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s assistance Thursday morning, Jan. 19, in locating a red 2019 Ford F-550 brush fire truck stolen from Natchitoches Parish Fire District #10 Fire Department in the 100 block of Hwy. 485 in Powhatan.
Within 2 hours, at approximately 1:00pm, NPSO Chief Deputy Greg Dunn was contacted and provided a tip as to the location of the stolen vehicle off Hwy. 3191 near Natchitoches.
Deputies responded to the area.
Shortly after arriving in the area, deputies discovered the vehicle approximately 200 yards off of Hwy. 3191 stuck in mud behind an old abandoned home.
The vehicle was confirmed stolen through the National Crime Information Center.
NPSO Detectives responded to process the crime scene.
Natchitoches Parish Fire Protection District #10 members were contacted and responded to the scene to recover the vehicle.
The vehicle is reportedly unharmed, however, it will need a total clean-up.
Now detectives will attempt to identify the suspect or suspects responsible for the burglary and theft of the fire truck. Detectives processed the vehicle for DNA and fingerprint evidence.
If you have any information as to the suspects involved in the burglary please contact the NPSO Criminal Investigations Bureau at 318-357-7830.
We would like to thank our social media followers and media partners for your assistance in this investigation which has led to the recovery of public safety equipment that is essential in saving property and the lives of citizens in the Powhatan and District #10 areas.