Batteries stolen from city

Batteries stolen

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Warren officials are looking to improve security for garbage trucks after someone stole seven batteries from the trucks on Tuesday.

Officials said they believe a lead shortage led to the theft from the trucks parked at 613 Main St. S.W. The garbage truck batteries contain lead.

City officials said they replaced the batteries and will park the truck in garages.

“It caused delays, primarily internally, because we were scrambling to put other trucks into service that don’t typically do toter pickup duty, but we were able to piece meal a remedy in place until such a time that we got the batteries replaced,” said Warren Safety Service Director

City officials said they are working to get more lighting for the Environmental Services building and security cameras to prevent any more theft.

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