Police: Man ransacked, stole items from hospital helicopter

Jason Roland
Jason Roland(Buncombe County Detention Center)
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 2:50 PM EST
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina say that a man has been accused of stealing medical equipment form a helicopter that was parked at a hospital.

The Raleigh News & Observer reported Monday that the incident occurred on New Year’s Day at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

Asheville police said that they arrested Jason Roland, 34, and charged him with breaking and entering and damage to property.

“The officers arrived to find that the interior of the aircraft had been ransacked, and that the suspect removed medical equipment before fleeing the scene,” police said in a statement.

Police said that at least two thermometers and other equipment was reported missing.

Roland is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Center with a $4,000 secured bond. It’s unclear if he has hired an attorney.

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