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Thousands of Dollars Worth of Equipment Stolen from Fire Dept.

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Park Forest Police Detectives are investigating the theft of over $34,000 in fire safety technology equipment stolen from one of the fire education trailers stored in a building in the Downtown area.

On Monday, October 15, an officer was called to the 300 block of Main Street in reference to a report of a burglary.

According to the police report, Park Forest Fire Department Deputy Chief Bruce Ziegle reported that sometime between October 3 and October 15, an unknown subject or subjects removed several items from the Combined Area Rescue Team trailer parked inside the Village storage area at 363 Main St.  Ziegle stated that two key locks were removed from a large back loading door of the trailer as well as a combination lock on the small passenger-side service door of the trailer.  An officer on the scene observed that the passenger side locking mechanism on the rear door appeared to have been pried open. 

It is unknown how entry to the storage area was made. 

The value of the items stolen exceeds $34,751, according to the report.  A Search Cam 2000 — Victim Location System valued at $13,995, and a Delsar Tech Listening Device valued at $10,030 are among the most expensive items taken.  Other items include Motorola Walkie-Talkies, a Robopak battery pack valued at $400, and a Hurst 1” Rebar Cutter Spreader valued at $7,903. 

Detectives processed the scene for evidence, and this incident was turned over to the investigations division.

Source: Police Report

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