HENRY COUNTY, GA – The Henry County Sheriff’s Office and Henry County Schools are seeking assistance identifying school bus battery thieves.
Thirty-eight batteries valued at approximately $5,000 have been stolen from 21 different buses since 4 August, the day before school started.
“Aside from it being reprehensible to essentially be stealing from kids who rely upon our transportation to make it to and from school, it costs our district a lot of money and precious time to replace the batteries when we already are operating on tight budgets and timelines,” said Cliff Shearouse, Director of Transportation for Henry County Schools. “Our bus drivers are up early in the morning to start their routes but get delayed when they find their bus will not start because of a stolen battery. We hope our community can help track down these suspects to keep them from committing more crimes.”
Suspects appear to be white males, between 5’7” and 6’0’’ tall, in their mid to late 30’s.
The stolen batteries have been from buses at six different schools primarily in the central and northern parts of the county. One burglary took place at its driver’s residence.
If you have information that may assist this investigation, please contact Sgt. Sandra Holliday with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (678) 898-7339.
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