Man charged after ambulance stolen from Duke University Hospital

Ricky Lewis Reams (Durham Police Department)

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A Granville Health System ambulance was stolen from outside Duke University Hospital’s emergency room Friday morning, Durham police said.

According to police, a BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued for an ambulance stolen from Duke Hospital’s ER ambulance bay on Erwin Road around 4:30 a.m.


The ambulance was recovered by Durham police at the intersection of Hebron Road and West Avenue around 5 a.m., police said. The ambulance was not damaged.

Officers arrested Ricky Lewis Reams, 57, of Durham, and charged him with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle while fleeing/attempting to elude law enforcement, police said.

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