BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — A volunteer fire station in Butte County is picking up the pieces after a destructive thief not only stole a fire engine, but also caused major damage to the building.
The Butte County Fire Department says, back on Monday afternoon, someone broke into the Volunteer Fire Station #60 in Brush Creek. Somehow, the suspect was able to drive the fire engine through the door of the apparatus bay.READ MORE: 1 Reportedly Shot During Brawl Outside Target In Roseville
Authorities say the station suffered major damage due to how the fire engine was stolen.
“It’s absolute pathetic that someone would attack a volunteer fire station, especially one in a community that has endured so much tragedy,” said Butte County Fire Chief John Messina in a statement.READ MORE: Teen Reported Missing On American River In Rancho Cordova
The stolen fire engine was later found abandoned in a field near Kelly Ridge. It had suffered minor to moderate damage.
No description of any possible suspect has been released at this point, but Messina said he was confident that the sheriff’s office would bring them to justice.
More from CBS Sacramento:MORE NEWS: Rally Against Hate Held At Capitol In Sacramento
- 2nd Stimulus Package Update: Politicians Still Can’t Agree On Type Of Aid Or How Much To Spend
- Gov. Newsom Still In Hot Seat For Napa County Dinner Party
- Is There COVID On That? CBS13 Swabs High-Touch Surfaces To Find Out
Other miscellaneous fire department equipment was also stolen during the incident, but it’s unclear if those items had been recovered.