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Press Release
January 10, 2000
IMMEDIATE
Three youths arrested for interfering with train service

The MTA Police today announced the arrest of two Long Island teenagers on Friday, January 7, 2000, for placing debris on the tracks of the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Babylon branch.

The youths were arrested by MTA Police and charged with Unlawful Interference with a Railroad Train, a felony punishable by seven years in prison. They are charged with placing a shopping cart on the tracks after being observed and arrested by a team of MTA Officers who had the track area of the Mastic Station under surveillance. The cart was removed before it was struck by a train. Both suspects were arraigned in Suffolk County 1st District Court on Saturday, January 8, and released after posting $5,000 bail.

A third subject, a juvenile, was arrested on Thursday, January 6, in the same area for a similar offense. He is scheduled to appear in the Suffolk County Family Court on January 18.