BEND, OR -- A Bend Transient was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with sabotage that caused diesel to leak from a train in downtown Bend, last month. 47-year old George William Myers is accused of damaging the bottom of the locomotive's fuel tank. He was taken into custody just before 8 a.m., near NE 2nd and Franklin in Bend.
On December 23rd, more than 2,000 gallons of diesel leaked from that Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Train as it rolled through Bend, just before noon. The alleged sabotage caused major traffic delays
near the tracks at Greenwood and Revere avenues.