Police are investigating after the paramedic’s accommodation on the grounds of the Nebo ambulance station was broken into and set alight on New Year’s Day., Queensland Police say>
In the early hours January 1, both the Nebo ambulance officer and the Nebo police officer were attending to a seriously ill person.
When they returned to the ambulance station around 5am, the ambulance officer heard a smoke alarm coming from the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) residence, located on the station grounds on Reynolds Street.
A window was smashed and smoke was coming out of the building.
Police attended and following investigations, determined that the unit had been broken into and a 32-inch LG LED television had been removed from a wall bracket and taken, along with an LG Blu-Ray DVD player.
It appears that the offender has gained access to the unit via the smashed window, and when they left, lit the curtain on fire.
The fire caused significant internal structural damage.
Police are saddened that someone would damage a property belonging to the ambulance service, as the property belonged the very people we rely on to help out when we’re sick or injured.
There is no impact on the delivery of ambulance services to the local community.
The QAS has sourced alternative relief quarters for staff while the facility is repaired.
Nebo police are appealing for the community to come forward if they saw or heard anything suspicious.
Anyone with information should contact Nebo Police station on 4950 5120, Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers.