Des Plaines woman charged with stealing ambulance

  • Estera Bulbucan

    Estera Bulbucan

Published: 4/28/2009 10:53 AM | Updated: 4/28/2009 5:19 PM

A Des Plaines woman has been charged in the theft of an ambulance from Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge Monday evening.

Estera Bulbucan, 25, of the 9100 block of North Lincoln Avenue, was charged with possession of stolen property and damage to public property after Chicago police picked her up driving the ambulance in circles in the grass at Millennium Park, Chicago police said.

Park Ridge police said the vehicle, operated by a private company, had been left, parked and running, outside the emergency room at about 5 p.m. Monday.

The driver returned to the parking lot about 45 minutes later to discover the ambulance was gone.