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A COLONIE, NEW YORK, VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing equipment from his own firehouse. James Turley, 39, was exposed by a bit of luck when another member stumbled onto his scheme.
Colonie Police say Turley, who lives in Albany but also happens to be a volunteer firefighter in Colonie, has been stealing equipment from the Shaker Road Loudonville Fire Department for more than a month, and bringing it to the "X Change Cash and Trade Pawn Shop" on Central Avenue to cash in on it.
The pawn shop has been selling surplus fire helmets, a fire jacket, a pair of fire trousers, an air-mask, and other items on-line.
Police say Turley told the pawn shop operator the fire house was closing down and the equipment was no longer needed.
Another Colonie firefighter came into the pawn shop and recognized some of the equipment. That's when police were contacted.
Turley is still in jail, unable to raise the $10,000 bond for his release.
WNYT-TV has the rest of the story and a video report HERE.
THE MAN WHO SERVED AS CHAPLAIN for the Albuquerque (New Mexico) Fire Department was murdered Saturday night along with his wife and three of their ten children. In a statement late Sunday, the sheriff's office identified the victims as Greg Griego, his wife Sara, and the children: Zephania, 9; Jael, 5; and Angelina, 2,
All of them had been shot multiple times and a 15-yr.-old boy, identified as the Griegos' son was arrested and charged with the slayings.
The Albuquerque Journal has the complete STORY HERE.
LAWRENCE, NEW JERSEY, HAS BECOME the first town in the state to privatize its 9-1-1 dispatch center. Township officials say that the taxpayers will save about $1.1 million over five years by contracting out the emergency dispatch center to iXP Corporation.
The Times of Trenton has the detailed story of this development HERE. It is not sitting well with a lot of the citizens.
A MAJOR FIRE AT BEALE AIR FORCE BASE in California Monday afternoon completely destroyed the Civil Engineering Squad Building and caused at least $10 million in damages.
The blaze broke out at 2:30 pm and burned for 17 hours. KCRA-TV has the report and a video HERE.
A SHESHATSHIU, NEWFOUNDLAND, VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER got all drunk Tuesday night and stole a fire engine from his own firehouse early Wednesday morning.
RCMP in Sheshatshiu say they responded to a call about 12:30 a.m. this morning that the truck had been stolen.
Officers made immediate patrols and located the fire truck being driven on Tsheniss Drive near the school. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver fled on foot. He was apprehended within minutes.
The 28-yr.-old man was charged with impaired driving after his blood alcohol level was found to be more than twice the legal limit. Charges include theft of a motor vehicle, impaired driving, impaired driving while over 80 mg, resisting/obstructing a police officer and driving without a valid driver's license.
The engine was not damaged during the escapade and was returned to the FD.
Thanks to Mark Donovan and the Gnome Handler for assistance in collecting these stories off the News Ticker.
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