By Christy McLeap

A school bus that was stolen Sunday night was found crashed in Riverside County.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department the thieves attempt to steal the school bus came to a quick end when they crashed the bus in Thermal.

CBS Los Angeles reports that just before 7pm Sunday evening officers were alerted and responded to Coachella Valley High School where they found the stolen bus not very far from the fenced parking lot it had been taken from. The thieves crashed it into a set of classroom trailers.

Reported alcohol was a factor in the theft and collision.

Joe Barragan Quevedo Jr., 28, of La Quinta was the would be bus thief and is now under investigation for vehicle theft, driving under the influence and vandalism.


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