Firefighter's car stolen

Credit: WKBW Buffalo
Published on July 31, 2019 - Duration: 02:09s
Joshua Page's car was stolen during his shift Sunday night.

Firefighter's car stolen

HAVE YOU SEEN THISCAR?IT'S A 2017 CHEVYTRAVERSE WITH THELICENSE PLATE C-M-A-7-6-6-0.GOOD EVENING ONCEAGAIN...THE SUVBELONGS TO A CITY OFTONAWANDAFIREFIGHTER.BUT IT WAS STOLENFROM THE FIREHOUSEEARLY MONDAYMORNING WHILE THEFIREFIGHTER WASWORKING HISOVERNIGHT SHIFT.AS 7 EYEWITNESS NEWSREPORTER ALI TOUHEYTELLS US TONIGHT---THEFIREFIGHTER ALSO HADSOME VERY VALUABLEITEMS INSIDE....IT'S A MATERIAL.EVERYTHING CAN BEREPLACED ALONG WITHEVERYTHING IN IT.JOSHUA PAGE ISGRATEFUL EVERYONE HELOVES IS SAFE...THE CITY OFTONAWANDAFIREFIGHTER WASWORKING THEOVERNIGHT SHIFTSUNDAY WHEN HIS CARWAS STOLEN FROM THEFIREHOUSE PARKINGLOT.AT THE BEGINNING OFTHE SHIFT WE HAD A 911CALL AND I DIDN'T END UPGETTING BACK OUTTHERE TO LOCK IT.NAT POP: IT'S TERRIBLE.FIRE CHIEF CHUCKSTUART SAYS THEY'VEHAD MINOR CAR BREAK-INS IN THE LOT IN THEPAST.BUT THIS IS THE FIRSTTIME THEY'VEEXPERIENCED GRANDTHEFT AUTO.IF A PERSON'S ACRIMINAL, IT JUSTDOESN'T MATTER.

IT IS ALITTLE DISTURBING.PAGE HAD HIS BACKUPSET OF FIREPROTECTIVE GEAR IN HISCAR.THE CHIEF SAYS THAT'SNOT UNCOMMON.IF A PERSON HAS TORESPOND TO A CALLWHILE THEY'RE OFF DUTY,IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO HAVETHEIR GEAR IN THE CARSO THEY HAVE ITQUICKLY.THE GEAR'S VALUED ATMORE THAN 2 THOUASNDDOLLARS.STAND: AS YOU CAN SEEBEHIND ME, THEENTRANCE TO THEPARKING LOT AREN'TGATED, AND THERE'S NOSURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.THE CHIEF SAYS THAT'SSOMETHING HE'SLOOKING TO CHANGE INTHE FUTURE.CHIEF STUART: WE DIDGO OUT AND GET QUOTESFOR A SCUIRTY SYSTEM.HOPING TO GET THATFUNDED IN NEXT YEAR'SBUDGET.

WE'RE OVERDUEPOLICE ARE INCREASINGPATROLS IN THE AREATOO.AS FOR PAGE'S CAR--ITWAS TICKETED ONPETERS STREET IN THECITY OF BUFFALOMONDAY MORNING.BUT HE SAYS IT WASGONE BY THE TIMEINVESTIGATORSCHECKED THE AREA.AND HE HASN'T HAD ANYLEADS SINCE.AT THIS POINT, IF I GETTHE CAR BACK I'MGRATEFUL.

IF NOT, IT'SREPLACABLE.IN THE CITY OFTONAWANDA, ALITOUHEY, 7EWN.

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