Union Pacific Railroad Police Arrest Two for Attempted Container Break-In

Omaha, Neb., June 15, 2005 – Union Pacific Railroad police yesterday arrested two men in connection with last Friday’s attempted break-in of a container loaded with a rocket motor in the Yermo, Calif.

Railroad police determined the two men were looking for consumer merchandise to steal for resale.

"I am proud of our officers and their efforts in closing this case. They truly are professionals," said Dennis Jensen, Union Pacific Railroad’s general director – police operations.

Union Pacific Railroad police are commissioned law enforcement officers, similar to other public law enforcement agencies, with arrest powers in cases dealing with crimes against the railroad.

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