Police are investigating a recent incident that led to parts being taken from Baltimore County Public Schools vehicles in Essex.
According to police, sometime between 2 p.m. on Sept. 21 and 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, catalytic converters were stolen from three BCPS-owned food service trucks in a school system lot in the 600 block of Stemmers Run Road in Essex.
According to a police report, a gate to the lot had been left open. The value of the three converters was reported as $6,000. The police report had no information on possible suspects.
The incident was the second burglary in a school system-owned lot. On Sept. 21, an officer in a police helicopter spotted what turned out to be an attempted theft of diesel fuel from school buses parked in a bus depot on Weber Avenue.