Vandals Hit Thayer City Shop, B-N Railroad

JANUARY 31, 2007 - Posted at 1:18 p.m. CST

THAYER, MO - Authorities in Thayer and Oregon County are investigating a burglary and vandalism incident that occured over the weekend, in which the culprits broke into a city shop building that housed several trucks.

The culprits then set off several fire extinguishers inside the trucks, as were at least two locomotives owned by Burlington-Northern Railroad.

The crime occured sometime between 2 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 Monday morning, and is being investigated by the Thayer Police and Oregon County Sheriff's departments, and the Burlington-Northern Railroad police.