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Thief steals portable radio from Hunterdon County rescue squad, interrupts radio transmissions of other agencies

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A thief who stole a portable radio from the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad is now interrupting radio transmissions of other agencies, according to a post on the rescue squad’s Facebook page.

Rescue squad crews were in Stockton Borough rescuing three victims from the storm waters Saturday evening, when it appears that one of their radios were taken from the scene by an unknown person, the post said.

“The individual that took the radio has contacted the Hunterdon County Communications 911 Dispatch Center via the radio in what appears to be a malicious manner; interrupting radio transmissions of other agencies and distracting dispatchers from their duties,” according to the post.

Anyone with information about the theft, is asked to contact the Lambertville Police Department or the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad.

“This piece of equipment is vital to our ability to help those in need and should be returned immediately. This is not a game, please do the right thing,” the post said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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