CP police seek culprits after placed debris causes damage

A CP train was required to make an emergency stop after it a piece of rail that was placed across the tracks near Sparwood.

  • Dec. 19, 2012 6:00 a.m.

The Canadian Pacific Police Service is investigating an incident in the Elk Valley region and is looking for anyone with information to come forward.

On Nov. 12, 2012 at 12:05 p.m. in Sparwood, B.C., a CP train was required to make an emergency stop after it made contact with a six-foot piece of rail that was placed across the tracks.

This deliberate act of mischief resulted in damage to CP equipment and railway infrastructure and temporarily halted traffic on our rail line in this region. This incident could have resulted in more serious consequences in the surrounding community and personal injury.

CP Police Service along with local law enforcement are looking for the public’s help to solve this crime and prevent these types of actions from occurring in the future. If anyone has information relating to this investigation, we ask that they contact one of the following numbers, Canadian Pacific Police Control Center at 1-800-716-9132, Elk Valley RCMP at 1-250-425-6233 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).