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Waterloo man charged with stealing bus after house fire

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A Waterloo man has now been charged with stealing a bus after a fire was reported at his home last month.

Paul Douglas Bass, 44, who lives at 1014 Wilbur Avenue, has been charged with Operating a Vehicle Without Owners Consent. He also faces several traffic violations.

On February 18, Waterloo Police were called to 1014 Wilbur Avenue for a report of a house fire. The person who called in the fire told police that a man ran out of the house and got into a white and blue bus that had been parked at nearby Nagle Sign.

A short time later, people reported seeing the bus driving erratically.  Troopers from the Iowa State Patrol located the bus and a pursuit began. Waterloo Police joined in, and the chase ended when the bus hit a light pole at Ansborough Avenue and the Washington Avenue exit ramp.

Bass was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

He was released from the hospital on Wednesday and arrested.

He is being held in the Black Hawk County Jail on a no bond warrant for Parole Violations.

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