On June 26, 2014, a Dallas Fire Rescue Bomb Technician took their duty vehicle to the fire maintenance facility for repairs at 5000 Dolphin Road. The mechanic repaired the vehicle and is believed to have left the keys in the vehicle.
On the morning of June 27, 2014, the bomb tech went to retrieve the vehicle and discovered it was gone. The tech later found the vehicle in the 3200 block of Merrifield. There was a suspect sitting behind the wheel who appeared to be high on drugs. The suspect, Benjamin Hubbard, Black male 6/24/1977, was taken into custody. Because of his condition, officers called Dallas Fire and Rescue and they responded and transported Suspect Hubbard to Baylor Hospital.
The bomb tech discovered two (2) bomb suits valued at $40K each, a Logos X-ray machine valued at $40K, and a Hook and Line kit valued at $5K missing from the vehicle.
The stolen equipment was recovered and returned back to Dallas Fire Rescue. Suspect Hubbard was interviewed and he agreed to show the Auto Theft Detectives the location of the stolen equipment. The equipment was located in a vacant field at 3500 Mingo. The suspect will be charged with a 2nd Degree Felony Theft charge.