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.