SAN ANGELO, Texas — San Angelo police are searching for answers after a train traveled down the wrong side of a track as a result of vandalism.
According to a press release, police are searching for answers regarding damage that was done to railway property owned by Texas Pacifico. Police arrived to a location near Upton Street Friday morning to find that an unknown suspect, potentially multiple, damaged a "Switch Stand" causing a 7,000 foot long train to travel down a wrong section of railway track. The train struck a "derailing unit", causing approximately $2,500 in damages.
The train was also temporarily blocking multiple railway crossings in south east San Angelo, causing police to have to re-direct traffic. The train has since been deemed operable and has been placed back onto the correct railway track.
The potential vandals are facing the charge of “Interference with Railroad Property
Anyone with information regarding the suspect(s) should contact SAPD's non-emergency line at 325-657-4315 and reference Case # 2023-0006086.