North Adams Teen Arraigned on School Bus Theft
Brandone Bolte, 17, was pleaded not guilty to single counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, according to the North Adams Transcript.
Adams Police say the Dufour bus was taken from Adams on Sunday and driven to Richmond. Bolte was pulled over and arrested Sunday evening and held at the Adams Police Station until Monday's arraigment.
The larceny charge carries penalties of up to 15 years in prison or 2 1/2 in jail, depending on if the larceny is charged as a felony.
Operating a school bus requires a Commercial Driver's License, as well as passenger and school bus endorsement, and a School Bus Driver Certificate from the Department of Public Utilities, according to the state Registry of Motor Vehicles.