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New Albany: Batteries reported stolen from school buses

The New Albany Police Department is investigating the theft of 27 batteries from nine New Albany-Plain Local school buses between 2:30 p.m. June 13 and 10 a.m. June 16.

The buses were parked over that weekend in the school bus garage at 10160 Johnstown Road.

The thieves accessed the lot after cutting barbed wire on the north side of the garage fence, the police report said.

The batteries are worth $100 each, according to the report.

New-Albany Plain Local spokesman Patrick Gallaway said the claim was turned in to the district's insurance provider.

In other recent incident reports from the New Albany Police Department:

* Police cited an 18-year-old man for underage consumption at 11:57 p.m. June 21 in the 7000 block of Ackerly Loop Road.

The man was ringing door bells and knocking on doors on Ackerly Loop Road and later was found by police walking on Ackerly Farms Road near Leverette Road, the police report said.

The man claimed he was looking for the place he works and had left a party where he consumed beer and liquor, the report said.