Vandals left logs, debris on railroad tracks

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers programs needs help with an unusual case involving a train.

Between 6 p.m. Friday, May 21, and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, someone pulled logs and other debris onto the railroad tracks that run between Mistwood Forest Subdivision and Richmond Steel, 14500 Jefferson Davis Highway. An Amtrak train running on the rails hit the debris, causing the brakes to lock and the train to be stuck until repairs could be made. Trains that are stopped on the tracks unexpectedly cause a huge expense to both the train and rail companies.

During the investigation, it was learned that some maintenance equipment and vehicles belonging to CSX were vandalized while on the property of Richmond Steel. Windows were broken and items were spray painted with blue and orange paint.

Photos related to the incident are available at crimesolvers.net.

Anyone with information about any unsolved crime or wanted person in Chesterfield County or Colonial Heights can call Crime Solvers at 748-0660, submit a tip at crimesolvers.net or

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