A rural LaPorte County fire station is missing some equipment following a burglary.
The incident occurred at Coolspring Township Station #2 – that’s located on Shebel Road near County Road 100 North. LaPorte County Sheriff’s investigators say the fire station is unmanned and in a remote location.
Because the station is not typically used, the Sheriff’s Department estimates the burglary took place sometime between June 20th and June 29th after the door was forced open.
An Automatic Emergency Defibrillator, airway medical bag, and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus were stolen, among other things. Estimates have put the value lost at $14-thousand.
An investigation is ongoing and an evidence technician has been called to the scene to help determine a possible suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department.