Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Man Suspected of Stealing Spikes from Providence & Worcester Tracks

(Via Trains.com Newsletter)

WAUREGAN, Conn. – A man has been arrested after he allegedly removed spikes and other metal from the Providence & Worcester Railroad tracks in Wauregan, the Norwich Bulletin reports. Jeremy J. Forcier was taken into custody after a witness called police to report he saw a man removing railroad spikes from the tracks.

The witness told police he had asked the man if he knew what would happen when a train went by after the spikes were removed. He said the man responded: “Yeah, the train would derail,” according to the police report. Police said they immediately advised the railroad to delay any trains using that section of track. Police said they found eight railroad spikes and two tie plates in a storage space in his scooter.

Forcier was charged with first-degree damage to railroad property, interfering with a police officer, and sixth-degree larceny.

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