Two Juveniles Arrested For Railroad Damage In Columbia County

(Fountain Prairie) Columbia County authorities have arrested two juveniles for damaging railroads. On Monday, sheriff’s office deputies were called to investigate criminal damage to Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) property near Mohr Road in the Township of Fountain Prairie. Sheriff Roger Brandner says the damage was discovered and reported by CPR employees and is believed to be several thousand dollars in damages. He says evidence was collected and two juveniles were interviewed, leading to a confession. A search warrant was executed at a residence and further evidence of the crime was recovered. Brandner says both juveniles are being referred to juvenile intake services on charges of Criminal Damage to Railroads and Trespassing while Carrying a Firearm.