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RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) — A 20-year-old Chesterfield man who was arrested last year for stealing an ambulance has now been arrested for stealing a Richmond fire truck.

The fire truck was taken from the Richmond’s fleet facility on Commerce Road, according to Richmond Police, sometime between Feb. 3 and Feb. 4.  The truck is a small firetruck, about the size of an ambulance.

Zachary D. Oakey, of North Chesterfield, was charged with burglary and grand larceny in connection with the crime.

Richmond police said their investigation remains ongoing and that more arrests are possible.

Henrio police arrested Oakey last fall for stealing an ambulance from the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Oakey was charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny after rescue squad volunteers told police on Oct. 30 that they noticed someone pried open a window in the rescue squad building and entered the squad’s garage bay.

Several people later spotted the stolen ambulance driving along Patterson Ave. Wednesday afternoon.  Police pulled it over near the intersection of Patterson Ave. and Gaskins Rd. where they arrested Oakey.

Watch CBS 6 News starting at 5 p.m. for continuing coverage of this developing story. 


  • malcolm

    you would think it would be “easy” to prevent it being stolen in the first place.If my count is correct this is the 3-4 ambulance or firetruck taken in just a few months.Just a thought,maybe lock them and don’t leave the keys in them,you know like the police tell us,duh

  • Clayton Lonetree

    Just another example of Richmond City incompetence. They don’t take care of anything they have. Just look at the dilapidated police cars with the paint peeling off of them, the officers that drive them look like homeless people, and their run down schools.

  • d

    You people really are stupid. I really hope you don’t breed. Fire trucks don’t jave keys. Keys can be lost easily and there isnt time to find keys in an emergency. A person who has knowledge of driving a big rig can operate a fire truck.

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