Man arrested for breaking into BNSF train

Man arrested for breaking into BNSF train

Shortly after 8:30 a.m Saturday, Spokane Police responded to a report of a man locked inside a BNSF train car near N. Helena and E. Front. The man had started the engine and was blowing the whistles.

Officers found Jeremy J. Warfield, 40, inside the locomotive. Warfield refused to come out of the train, and did not answer the officer’s questions. BNSF staff helped SPD disable the engines.

After attempting to negotiate with Warfield for over an hour, pepper spray was put into the cab of the locomotive through an open window.

Shortly after, Warfield was taken into custody without incident. He was suspected to be under the influence of drugs, and SPD says he has a previous criminal history here in Spokane.

Warfield was was charged with trespassing and booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Trespassing onto the railway property is a crime, and BNSF will prosecute violators who go onto the railroad property or tracks.