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New Jersey Individual Charged With Stealing Locomotive Air Horns

On October 17, 2023, Jeremy Hayes, a New Jersey Transit (NJT) employee, was charged via a criminal complaint in the Roxbury Township Municipal Court, Morris County, New Jersey, with receiving stolen property. Allegedly, Hayes stole, transported, and stored 32 locomotive air horns from multiple transportation companies, including Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation. Federal Railroad Administration regulations require each lead locomotive to be equipped with a locomotive horn for safe operation.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, CSX Transportation Police, Norfolk Southern Police, and NJT Police.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.