250 gallons of gas stolen from Saline County fire station

WIBW – February 6, 2017

The Saline County Fire Department is making security changes after someone stole 250 gallons of gasoline from the fire station this week.

A firefighter was re-filling a fire truck with diesel Thursday when he noticed the handled on an unleaded tank was not in the proper position. A closer look revealed the handle was cut off, the valve cut open, and all 250 gallons of gas were gone. The thief also broke the fire station’s mailbox.

Saline County Fire Chief David Turner said no one has stolen gas from the station in years. He said the theft surprised him because unleaded gas is relatively inexpensive right now. Turner said he wants to take more steps to stop a thief.

“We’re going to get a whole brand new security with cameras, which is a sad thing to do out here. But you have to do what you have to do sometimes,” Turner said.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office said its investigating leads in the case. Potential charges include misdemeanor theft and criminal damage.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
http://www.ksffa.com
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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