Batteries stolen from Rumpke garbage trucks in Dayton

UPDATE @ 5:20 p.m.

Rumpke Waste & Recycling issued a statement following the report of several batteries stolen from Rumpke trucks between midnight and 3 a.m. Monday at its facility at 1932 E. Monument Ave. in Dayton.

>> Fake Premier Health insurance scam targeting local residents

“We appreciate the quick response from the Dayton Police Department,” Scott Barnhizer, safety supervisor for Rumpke’s Dayton hauling operations. “The safety and security of our employees and our equipment, as well as the surrounding business community is very important. We are cooperating with authorities to investigate this instance, and we are reviewing our security  protocol and further enhancing our security efforts on site.”


Items were taken from three Rumpke Waste and Recycling garbage trucks, according to a Dayton police report.

An officer was dispatched around 5:35 a.m. Monday to the waste management company.

Missing items included three heavy-duty truck batteries, an AM/FM radio and two camera monitors, according to the police report.

>> Mother overdoses with daughter, 2, in car

The wires had been cut in three trucks also, read the report.

The service manager reported that the incident had to have occurred between midnight and 3:30 a.m. Monday.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to

About the Author