Police : Someone Has Been Stealing School Bus Batteries - FOX 35 News Orlando

Police : Someone Has Been Stealing School Bus Batteries

Posted: Updated:
Durham Bus Company says thieves swiped batteries and copper wires from school buses overnight leaving them without ten of their buses and scrambling to pick up students. Durham Bus Company says thieves swiped batteries and copper wires from school buses overnight leaving them without ten of their buses and scrambling to pick up students.
West Mount Airy -

On the worst kind of morning to stand outside some local kids were left without rides to school.

Police say someone has been stealing school bus batteries.

FOX 29's Thalia Perez went to Philadelphia Police Headquarters for more information on this story.

Durham Bus Company says thieves swiped batteries and copper wires from school buses overnight leaving them without ten of their buses and scrambling to pick up students.

"Now you're leaving kids out in the cold, they can't get a ride to school. Some parents can't carry their kids to school so they get on the bus," Rob Bryant, a parent said.

This is the most recent incident in a string of thefts from the Durham Depot over the last six weeks. An official at Durham Bus Company believes the batteries were dragged out under a metal fence. Police tell us the Dependability Bus Company at 3955 Frankford Ave was also hit on Monday. Nearly $5,000 worth of batteries were ripped off there.

"We have security here and overnight security cameras. We have it posted outside all over the fence stay away. You will get caught. It doesn't matter," Steven Jenkins of Atlantic Express said.

Jenkins is the terminal manager for Atlantic Express Buses. He says less than a dozen batteries were swiped from the depot this month, but during the most recent theft, his security guard scared off the would be thieves

"He noticed the fence was pulled up from the bottom and he glanced at what he saw were batteries. They ran off," Jenkins said.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Teenage Boy Reported Missing In Camden

    Teenage Boy Reported Missing In Camden

    Teenage Boy Reported Missing In Camden

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:06:41 GMT
    Officials say Michael Edwards was last seen when he left his home on the 700 block of Berkley Street. He is described as a black male 5’5, 120 points, with brown eyes and black hair.Officials say Michael Edwards was last seen when he left his home on the 700 block of Berkley Street. He is described as a black male 5’5, 120 points, with brown eyes and black hair.
    Camden County Police are looking for a 15-year old teenage boy reported missing Saturday night.
    Camden County Police are looking for a 15-year old teenage boy reported missing Saturday night.
  • Police Search For Person Of Interest In Collingdale Hit-And-Run

    Police Search For Person Of Interest In Collingdale Hit-And-Run

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:05:34 GMT
    A man was struck by a SUV in Collingdale early Saturday morning. Police responded to reports of a hit and run on the 900 block of Bedford Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Upon arrival, they found a Range Rover crashed into a Chrysler 300 and a man was also laying the lawn of 919 Bedford Avenue covered in blood. The victim was transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center. He is in surgery with severe head and severe lower b...
    A man was struck by a SUV in Collingdale early Saturday morning. Police responded to reports of a hit and run on the 900 block of Bedford Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Upon arrival, they found a Range Rover crashed into a Chrysler 300 and a man was also laying the lawn of 919 Bedford Avenue covered in blood. The victim was transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center. He is in surgery with severe head and severe lower b...
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices