Charge laid in train jumping incident

CALGARY, Dec. 15 /CNW/ - At approximately 3:00 AM on Friday, December 11, an individual climbed aboard a Canadian Pacific freight train in Wetaskiwin AB. As the train gained speed, he became trapped on the train and called for help. He was apprehended near Blackfalds, north of Red Deer AB and transported to hospital.

The Canadian Pacific Police Service have charged Mr. Jonathan George Hambler with Trespassing under Section 2(1)(a) of the Alberta Petty Trespass Act and issued a citation ticket pursuant to that charge. Mr. Hambler can voluntarily plead guilty and pay a fine, or he must appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on February 5th, 2010.

Trespassing on railway property and climbing on board a freight train is both illegal and very dangerous, with serious injuries or fatalities resulting in past incidents.

About the Canadian Pacific Police Service:

The Canadian Pacific Police Service is a police agency created by Federal Statute with full federal and provincial powers, it's members are peace officers as defined by the Criminal code. The CPPS plays an important role in public safety and enforcement in the communities where CP operates. CPPS officers typically promote public safety through trespasser abatement patrols, enforcement of traffic legislation at railway crossings and participation in education activities to raise awareness of community safety issues. The CPPS also help to protect the critical infrastructure of Canada and the US by ensuring supply chain security and ensuring the operational efficiency of the transportation network.

SOURCE Canadian Pacific Police Service

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Mike Lovecchio, Sr. Manager - Media Relations, Canadian Pacific, (778) 772-9636

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