School bus joyride on P.E.I. ends in ditch

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Bus stolen from Pleasant Grove found in Charlottetown early Saturday

Somebody drove a school bus on a short but unauthorized trip Friday night and Charlottetown Police Services would like help finding out who did it.

The bus had been parked in the yard of the driver in Pleasant Grove. The RCMP got the call that it had been stolen.

It was found by Charlottetown police just after 2:30 a.m. in a ditch along Norwood Road.

Cynthia Fleet, superintendent of education for the English Language School Board got a middle-of-the-night call a short time later.

"The call was for the purpose of advising me and determining to where it should be towed," said Fleet.

She said two investigations are now underway into the incident.

"We are investigating and the police are investigating," said Fleet.

She said she cannot comment on the amount of damage to the bus nor the status of its keys before the theft.

Students on that bus route were taken to school Monday by an alternate bus, said Fleet.

Anyone with information of this incident is asked to contact Charlottetown Police Services at 902-629-4172, or for a possible cash reward, make anonymous contact with Crime Stoppers on the Internet or on Facebook, or with a toll-free call to 1-877-222-8477.

Organizations: Charlottetown Police Services, RCMP, English Language School Board Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Pleasant Grove, Charlottetown

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  • Beef
    February 17, 2016 - 15:45

    Come on now, " cannot comment on the amount of damage to the bus nor the status of its keys before the theft!" Put two and two together. I once heard a story while working for the RCMP, "Well, I know whoever broke into the house didn't know me because I always leave my keys in the car and its still here."

  • mary
    February 09, 2016 - 06:09

    Sounds like grounds for an RCMP station be installed in the area!

  • Just Wondering
    February 08, 2016 - 17:40

    What in the heck is wrong with all the goings-on in Pleasant Grove or with people from Pleasant Grove? Every time you turn around, there's something not good in the news regarding people or happenings in Pleasant Grove. It appears to be the trouble-capital of PEI.

    • Pleasant grove resident
      February 09, 2016 - 06:36

      There are two communities on the Pleasant Grove road. Pleasant Grove and Grand Tracadie unfortunately for the residents of Pleasant Grove these news reports of all stated that these incidents occurred in our community. However, they have actually occurred in the community of Grand Tracadie. Pleasant Grove is a wonderful quite, clean community in which to live and raise you children.

    • Wise Resident
      February 09, 2016 - 12:01

      You are wondering in the right direction. Everybody; stay away from Pleasant Grove. If anybody wants to buy a cheap property, that's likely the place to go. I would say property values are likely $0 no matter how big, or nice or ugly!