Ambulance stolen near campus

Feb. 20, 2020

5:10 p.m.
Sean M. Smith, the subject wanted in a stolen ambulance, is in custody. He was taken into custody at the Midway Travel Plaza off Interstate 70 and Highway 40. MU officials have cleared the MU Alert.

Around 4 p.m., the University of Missouri Police Department received a report that a white man in his 40s had stolen an ambulance and abandoned it near Ashland Road. The man was later identified as Sean M. Smith, and a picture was released of the subject.

The Columbia Police Department’s K9 unit assisted in the search.


5:03 p.m.
Sean M. Smith, the subject wanted in connection with a stolen ambulance, is in custody at Midway Travel Plaza located at Interstate 70 and Highway 40. ALL CLEAR.


4:44 p.m.
Police continue to look for Sean M. Smith, 40, wanted in connection with a stolen ambulance. He is last known to be on foot. The Columbia Police Department’s K9 unit is assisting in the search.


4:16 p.m.
The suspect was identified as Sean M. Smith, 40 years old. See picture below.

Sean Smith photo


4:04 p.m.

The ambulance was located in the Ashland Road area. It was abandoned. Police believe the suspect is on foot. He may have a band-aid on his left ear. Description of suspect remains the same: a white male in his 40s, is wearing blue jeans, a black jacket, and gray shoes.


4:00 p.m.

MU Police received a report of a stolen ambulance. The suspect, a white male in his 40s, is wearing blue jeans, a black jacket, and gray shoes. He was last seen in the Ashland Road area.