School district theft fueling search for siphon bandits

Nov. 13, 2012

Misty Volaski,

Monday morning, an Ojai Unified School District mechanic made an unwelcome discovery: the bus yard fuel tank was empty. Approximately 2,300 gallons of diesel fuel had been stolen from the facility's bulk storage tank overnight. "We believe they did this by siphoning through the vent on top of the tank," said OUSD superintendent Hank Bangser. Because about 100 additional gallons of fuel

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