PITTSBURGH Chicago police
located eight stolen school buses at a city metals recycling
facility, with the owner arrested on unrelated charges.
After Chicago-based Sunrise Bus
Co. & Charter Services reported the buses missing early
March 8, authorities used the vehicles on-board GPS
devices to locate them at Gonzalez Auto Parts Inc., also in
Auto Parts owner Sergio Quintero
was charged with possession of title or registration without
assignment, a felony, according to the Chicago Police
"The single count for which
Quintero appeared in bond court today stems from information
uncovered during the investigation into the school buses
stolen," the department said. "The charge relates to a separate
motor vehicle. The investigation into the stolen buses remains
ongoing at this time."
Quintero is charged with not
having a proper title to his car, but he faces an investigation
into how the stolen 40-foot-long school buses wound up in his
yard. The buses were found at the salvage yard in various
states of disassembly, and some of them had been shredded,
police said. Quintero was reportedly found hiding in the false
ceiling of the scrapyards office.
Three additional people were
taken into custody at the shredding operation, and the matter
is still being investigated.
Quintero couldnt be
reached for comment, and the companys phone is now