Fire chief's stolen car found, firefighting equipment missing

Firefighting gear, a dispatch radio and laptop holding lesson plans and other documents related to the department are missing

OWOSSO, Mich. — Rick Beeler says he left his car running at an Owosso gas station when he ran inside to pick up a cappuccino.

His car was gone by the time he got back. A thief was captured on the Speedway's security cameras Sunday, Feb. 8, about 10:40 p.m., getting in the car and speeding off. 

The cashier called 911 and reported the Crown Victoria stolen. Beeler, assistant fire chief at the Tri-Township Fire Department in southern Saginaw County, said investigators sent a signal to the car's dispatch radio, which Beeler uses to alert him of fire calls, and determined the car was still in Shiawassee County. 

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