Charges laid in train jumping incident

COCHRANE, AB, June 11 /CNW/ - At approximately 21:00 on May 17 2010, an individual jumped from the Highway 22 overpass onto a Canadian Pacific freight train in Cochrane AB. The eastbound train was moving at the time. The train was stopped and the individual was apprehended and charged with Petty Trespass by Cochrane RCMP.

During the investigation, a YouTube video of the train jumping incident was uncovered.

This morning, the Canadian Pacific Police Service, assisted by Cochrane RCMP and the Calgary Police Service, executed a search warrant at the residence of Mr. Christopher Ball of Cochrane. Mr. Ball was charged with Mischief under section 430 (1) (c) of the Criminal Code of Canada. A computer, camera and electronic storage devices were also seized.

Mr. Ball has been served a summons to answer the charge in Cochrane Provincial Court on July 8, 2010.

A joint investigation by the Canadian Pacific Police Service, Cochrane RCMP, and the Calgary Police Service continues.

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 tel, 416 814-0948 24/7 media pager

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