7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Four boys suspected in railroad 'sabotage'

(The Associated Press circulated the following article on February 8.)

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Authorities Monday were considering charges against four Rochester boys ages 12 to 14 for breaking a switch on the tracks of the DM&E railroad last week.

Police were led to the boys by an anonymous tipster who said they were bragging about damaging railroad property, said Police Capt. Brian Winters.

The damage was done between 5 p.m. Jan. 29 and 10 a.m. Jan. 30. DM&E president Kevin Schieffer said that it could have led to a serious, even fatal, accident. He called it an act of sabotage.

Winters said the four boys were interviewed Thursday and they admitted prying open the lock that protected the switch. Winters said the four could be charged in juvenile court with felonies for causing damage to critical public-service facilities.

Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

Rail worker killed in north Wichita yard accident
Fatal CP Rail accident at Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Death of CP Rail engineer highlights unionís safety concerns
CN ramps up service as propane, grain industries demand priority
Canadaís crude oil production will rise 50% by 2040, national regulator forecasts
Thicker Canadian crude to move on rails amid full pipelines
CP Rail sets new record for monthly grain movements
Norfolk Southern makes changes to demurrage and accessorial charges
RRB Q&A: Credit for military service under the Railroad Retirement Act
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines