MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (FOX 2) - Police have found a Madison Heights Fire Department pickup truck that was stolen on Tuesday and, though a suspect is not in custody, FOX 2 learned that the suspect was arrested shortly after.
According to police, the thief walked into the fire headquarters at 31313 Brush through an unlocked door just after 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. They drove the truck out of the building and left in an unknown direction.
The stolen utility truck is described as a 2021 Chevrolet extended cab Silverado with fire department markings.
The upper half of the truck is black, and the lower half is red with a black stripe outlined in gold along the sides. The truck has a fire department logo on the doors and a light bar on it.
Around 5:45 p.m., the truck was found on Midland near Oakfield in Detroit. Shortly after police found the truck, they were able to find the keys at a park nearby and the suspect too.
Neighbors told FOX 2 that the truck had been parked in the area for two days before it was recovered on Thursday. Officials said the truck wasn't damaged and nothing was missing.
Once they found the keys, neighbors said the fire department drove the truck away from the neighborhood.
The suspect's name has not been released but he's facing a felony charge.