Reward Offered For Information On School Bus Vandals

May 17, 2018

Buses had been vandalized overnight, forcing school officials to cancel classes for about 1700 students
Credit Susan Sharon / Maine Public

Investigators with the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Department are following up on leads as they try to identify the individuals who vandalized 22 RSU 16 School District buses and a pick-up truck parked at the administrative office in Poland.

The RSU 16 district includes the towns of Poland, Minot and Mechanic Falls. Chief Deputy William Gagne says the office has received a few calls. Gagne says, in addition, that a couple who lives in RSU 16 has offered a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved with the criminal mischief.

"We're hoping that that will entice some people that may have knowledge to come forth with knowing what they have and hopefully we can put this to rest soon," Gagne says.

According to Gagne a surveillance video indicates the incident happened about 12:35 Wednesday morning. He says two white males, who could be in their late teens or early twenties, are seen on the tape using their shirts to conceal their faces.