Thursday, July 18, 2024

Thieves Target Leggett Volunteer Fire Station Stealing Water Tank and Shutting Off Electricity


On July 30 about 1:45 a.m., a thief or thieves stole a 5000 gallon water tank from the Leggett Fire Station.

“The people responsible disabled the Fire Station power which shuts off our water pump, radio, and garage doors,” The Leggett Fire Department reports. “This could cause a delay in emergency response. The Fire Department is offering a $1000 reward for any information that leads to the recovery of the tank.”

Beyond the financial loss, beyond the danger to the community when the electricity was shut off, there is a sense of loss that someone would do this to the folks that are there to protect us all. As the Leggett Firefighters Facebook page notes, “The all volunteer members of Leggett Fire are disappointed that anybody would steal anything from a Fire Department. Karma comes back around.”

If you have any information, please contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department at (707) 463-4086.

The featured photo a water tank that is like the one that was taken. [Photo from Leggett Fire]

This story appeared first on our sister and mentor publication Redheaded Blackbelt. Bookmark the site to keep up on news throughout the Emerald Triangle.

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Matt LaFever
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I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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