Boys caught after stealing, crashing Chesapeake school bus

Posted at 9:45 PM, Aug 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-13 19:52:53-04

Chesapeake, Va. - Police say they have caught the two boys who they say stole a Chesapeake school bus on Wednesday evening.

Police say the bus was taken from a parking spot on the bus ramp at Great Bridge Middle School and driven around the neighborhood nearby.

The bus was then returned and it crashed into the back of another bus.

Two males were seen exiting the bus and took off on foot when they were confronted by a Derrick Ward, a neighbor who saw the boys speeding down his street.

"I followed them down and I saw them park the bus and I just went around the front and tried to find out who it was," explained Ward.

He chased the boys and followed them until they disappeared behind a house. Police picked up his search and combed through nearby streets Wednesday night.

Kelly O'Sullivan with Chesapeake Police says they were able to eventually catch the two boys. They have been identified as a 16-year-old and 17-year-old.

The 16-year-old driver was charged with grand larceny, hit & run X2 (hit 2 parked busses), vandalism, possession of alcohol by a minor & possession of alcohol on school property.

The 17-year-old was released into the custody of his parents.

No further details on the arrest were given.