Approximately $400 of copper wiring that activated a nearby railroad crossing was reported stolen Friday afternoon.
Olmsted County Sheriff's deputies received a report just before 2 p.m. that about 4-feet of copper wire had been taken from the railroad in the 4300 block of Collegeview Road East/Olmsted County Road 9 in Marion Township, according to Sheriff's Capt. Scott Behrns.
A Canadian Pacific Railway employee received an alarm that the railroad crossing arms had been activated and stuck in the lower position. When the employee arrived, they discovered that copper wiring that activated the arms had been removed. The employee repaired the line, Behrns said.