Whitehall Police expect to quickly wrap up its investigation into the vandalism to Whitehall District School’s bus fleet on March 7.
“We’re working on good leads,” Police Chief Roger Squiers said last Thursday. “The investigation is progressing. We’re confident we will clear this case soon.”
The police are investigating the overnight deflation of tires on the district’s 19-bus fleet at the transportation garage located at the corner of Sophia and Livingston streets, next to Ealy Elementary School. Squiers said other district vehicles parked at the garage lot also had tires deflated.
Whitehall District Schools is also investigating the vandalism of the district’s bus fleet. The vandalism resulted in closing of the district schools on March 7 because district employees were not able to re-inflate the bus tires in time to pick up students for classes that day.
The vandalism was discovered at 5:45 a.m. just 15 minutes before the first bus was scheduled to begin its morning route.
Squiers, the day of the incident, reported surveillance cameras at the transportation garage showed two suspects letting air out of the bus tires by turning the valves. The buses are parked in rows outside the garage in an unfenced area.