News Release: Tallahassee Police Department
The Tallahassee Police Department is currently investigating the theft of a full set of extrication equipment (Jaws of Life). TPD Investigators are concerned that the equipment may be used for criminal purposes, due to the fact it should be in working order.
On 12/18/13 Tallahassee Fire Department Truck 4 turned north onto West Tennessee Street from Appleyard Drive. As the truck made the turn a compartment door was not latched all the way and opened. Once the door was open, numerous pieces of equipment fell from the compartment. Another driver followed the truck until the firefighters stopped and told them what happened. The firefighters returned to the area, but were unable to locate the equipment. A total set of extrication equipment (Jaws of Life) was lost, valued at $13,000. All of the equipment was engraved “Truck 4 Unit 1508”.
TPD is requesting anyone with information about these cases to please contact the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 606-5800 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, only your information. You could be eligible for a cash reward.