Man charged with stealing ambulance, leading police on chase in Joliet

A man was charged after allegedly stealing an ambulance Thursday from the Wilmington Fire Department and leading police on a chase through Joliet.

Henry McCall, 58, is accused of stealing an ambulance July 1 from AMITA St. Joseph Medical Center.

Officers spotted the ambulance traveling westbound on Jefferson Street near Barney Drive. 

McCall refused to stop when police tried to pull him over, launching a pursuit that ended with the ambulance crashing into another vehicle and rolling over a guardrail into a ditch.


McCall fled on foot but was arrested by police. 

Henry McCall | Joliet police

He and the driver of the other vehicle were taken to St. Joseph Medical Center for minor injuries.

McCall is charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing and eluding, obstructing a peace officer, and driving with a suspended license.