Assault victim slashed, ambulance corps victimized while on call

The burglarized EAVES trailer

New information at 5:30 PM

A new generator has been donated to EAVES. It's the same wattage as the one that was stolen. EAVES does not plan on searching for anything else. The donor prefers to remain anonymous

Ambulance members help victims of medical emergencies, accidents and even crimes. Friday morning, while one of their crews was tending to an assault victim, East Area Volunteer Emergency Services (EAVES) became the victim of a larceny.

First the assault: Onondaga County Sheriff's Deputies tell CNY Central that a truck driver was asleep in his cab at Exit 10 Truck Repair on Northern Boulevard in Cicero when he was awakened by the sounds of someone trying to break into his trailer. When the driver - whose name has not been released - confronted the suspect, a second person he was unaware of attacked him.

The two suspects then attempted to flee in a pickup truck. The victim jumped in the bed of the truck. The suspects stopped the truck on Kinne Street in DeWitt to remove the victim from the back. There they assaulted him again, and one of the men slashed the victim with a small knife. The two suspects then fled.

EAVES transported the victim with non-life threatening injuries to Upstate University Hospital.

When crews returned from this call around 5:00 a.m., they discovered someone had taken equipment from their headquarters on New Venture Gear Drive. The door to the department's emergency support trailer had been forced open and a generator was missing. The trailer contains supplies the department would need when out at an extended emergency.

DeWitt Police are investigating the larceny at EAVES. Chief Gene Conway tells CNY Central that some damage was done to the trailer to get into it, and the Honda generator was all that was taken. Conway says investigators are looking for suspects, and the trailer break-in is not at all related to the assault/stabbing incident EAVES was responding to.

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