November 23, 2020

Thieves steal fire truck, equipment from Mississippi volunteer fire department

A Mississippi volunteer fire department is asking for the public’s help in the search for a fire truck and other equipment that was stolen from one of its fire stations.

Desoto County Volunteer Fire Chief William Gore told WREG in Memphis that someone stole this white Ford brush truck and stripped the fire truck next to it after breaking into the Alphaba-Cockrum-Ingram Mills Volunteer Fire Station on Red Banks Road.

Gore says he found out about the break-in Monday from volunteers.

Gore said the cost of the truck and equipment that was stolen is estimated between $51,000 and $61,000. Gore said it will likely cost more than that to replace everything lost.

The department covers 38 square miles in the southeast part of DeSoto County  with only one other station in its coverage area.

Anyone with information about the truck or those who might be responsible in the case is urged to contact the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department at 662-469-8027.