Surveillance video identifies suspected school bus thieves

Video courtesy PCSO

- Deputies in Polk County say three people stole a school bus from behind a barbeque restaurant.  They've caught two of them, but need help tracking down the third.

It was sometime Wednesday night when the bus was stolen from its parking spot on a vacant lot behind Fat Boys BBQ on Highway 630 in Lake Wales.  The bus driver discovered the bus missing when she went to the lot to start her route Thursday morning.

The bus later turned up in Avon Park and returned to Polk County.  That's when detectives used the onboard surveillance cameras to identify three suspects. 

With help from their counterparts in Highlands County, deputies tracked down Jayson Kalinowski, 33, and David Keen, 31.  Both were jailed on a variety of charges.

Detectives are still looking for the third suspect, 36-year-old Kim Loeb of Sebring.  She'll face charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and burglary of a conveyance.

The sheriff's office says anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS, or click over to www.P3tips.com.

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