App State Police Ups Reward To $1,500 in Stolen Ambulance, Football Game Case

Published Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 8:54 am

By Jesse Wood

With no new leads in tracking down who stole a Watauga Medics ambulance from Kidd Brewer Stadium during a football game in October, the Appalachian State University Police Department and High Country Crime Stoppers have increased the reward for solving this crime from $1,000 to $1,500.

The crime occurred at about 9 p.m. on Oct. 22, the night of a Thursday-night home game versus Georgia Southern. After the ambulance was stolen, it was observed on N.C. 105, heading south near the N.C. 105 Bypass, and eventually found abandoned at The Cottages, a student-housing community near the intersection of Poplar Grove South and N.C. 105.

Investigators with the App State Police Department had the vehicle towed to the Boone Police Department for processing, and a K-9 unit initially tracked a scent of the suspect before losing it.

The reward is being increased to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for this crime.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 / 828-737-0125 or the ASU Police Department at 828-262-2150. You may also submit a Crime Stoppers Tip via our website at or Text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information will be kept confidential.

All information will be kept confidential.

High Country Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information, which leads to arrests; recovery of stolen property; seizure of drugs and the location of wanted persons.



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