Middleboro: School bus batteries stolen

Police have a suspect but have made no arrests in the theft of school bus batteries discover Wednesday morning.

Police Chief Bruce Gates said 8 buses carrying 3-batteries each were broken into, and the thieves didn’t leave any tracks.

“It occurred (detectives) determined somewhere between 10 p.m. [Tuesday] night and 6 a.m. [Wednesday]. They know it happened before it started snowing because there’s nothing in the snow,” Gates said.

Det. Robert Lake estimated each battery to be worth $120.

School Superintendent Roseli Weiss said there were enough buses to get high school students to school on time, but the theft caused a brief delay for kindergarten, elementary, and middle school students.

Weiss sent out a telephone call alerting parents of a 20-minute delay. She said drivers went to Plymouth to get new batteries but their return was delayed by slippery roads.

 

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Alice Elwell is a freelance reporter who lives on the South Shore. She joined the WATD team to widen our coverage to include Middleboro. She can be reached at acelwell2@gmail.com.