Police: Thieves Target Powder Ridge Ski Area, School Bus Depot

State Police are investigating separate larcenies in Middlefield and Durham last week.


State Police are trying to track down the thieves responsible for two larcenies last week in Durham and Middlefield.

At approximately 6:20 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 21, police were called to the DATTCO bus depot at 41B Commerce Circle in Durham to investigate the theft of 12 batteries and cables from four school buses.

The theft occurred between the hours of 5 p.m and 5 a.m., according to police.

At approximately 6:52 a.m. on the same morning, police were called to Powder Ridge ski area at 99 Powder Hill Road in Middlefield to investigate the theft of miscellaneous tools and equipment.

The theft also occurred during the overnight hours, a report says.

Although the incidents happened less than 3 miles apart and during the same time period, it's not clear if police believe the crimes are connected.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call State Police at 860-399-2100.

nana of 5 December 27, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Ok enough is enough. We need to start rounding up the KNOWN Druggies in Durham and Middlefield and putting in Jail or Rehab( not for just 10 days) to stop all this in our little towns. I am sick of hearing all the trouble these people are causeing. Or God forbid get us a police force that works around the clock. not popular but true.
Dave D December 27, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Police protection LOL, sorry but true that when times are bad more bad things happen. Sure the CSP won't speculate about the crimes being related, but that's their official statement on most incidents. Could an increased police presence have prevented these crimes? Maybe, just maybe. Could a more aware public have prevented these crimes? Maybe, again just maybe. Could better drug / alcohol treatment programs prevented these crimes? Maybe, so we all know it could have been prevented and wasn't. Install high quality video surveillance equipment around your business or home and I'm sure that will have better and cheaper protection. Maybe the town could add video surveillance to every point of access and egress the town and the police could piece together cases with ease. Then again the ACLU and others, myself included would worry about abuse of the system. As we say goodbye to 2012, why don't we all take a few minutes to say Happy New Year to our neighbors and regain the pulse of the community where we look out for each other. It's a cheaper and healthier start.
Sadly No December 29, 2012 at 03:56 AM
I have no faith in the State Police in solving these crimes..Im glad we pay taxes for them for patroling our neighborhoods.
joey bonaducci January 06, 2013 at 09:34 PM
I agree with sadly. They won't solve it, what do you expect when you get one trooper who is assigned to patrol Durham and Middlefield. They don't want to patrol these towns. In time, Durham and Middlefield will need their own police departments if they want to actually solve crime.


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