Woman steals fire truck, goes on brief joyride
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Amber Welker, 39, is in custody after she allegedly stole a fire truck and then abandoned it in a parking lot.

By Mark Green, KSTU

KEARNS, Utah -- (KSTU) -- A woman is in custody after she allegedly stole a fire truck in Kearns and then abandoned it in a parking lot a short distance away Thursday.

Unified Police have identified her as 39-year-old Amber Welker.

Lt. Brian Lohrke of the Unified Police Department said a Unified Fire Authority fire truck was stolen at Cougar Boulevard and 6200 South around 5 p.m.

Police said they later recovered the truck in the area of 6200 South and 5600 West, where it was found unoccupied in a parking lot shared by a Walgreens and Taco Bell.

Officers arrested Welker at 5629 Stone Bluff Way.

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