Railroad traffic shut down due to jeep on tracks


OKEECHOBEE — Railroad traffic was temporally shut down on Monday, Jan. 11 after a woman reportedly parked her jeep on the railroad tracks near 1400 Southeast 40th Avenue. Dawn Marie Inman, 35, Northwest 43rd Avenue, was charged with interference with railroad track equipment after the railroad had to be shut down in order to remove her vehicle around 7:15 p.m.

According to the arrest report, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Karson Reno was in the area when he observed a white jeep parked on the CSX railroad track property and saw a man and a woman walking down the tracks. The deputy called to the two to stop and Inman immediately ran back to him, but the man kept walking.

When more units arrived, they were able to locate and arrest the man. He was charged with misdemeanor trespass on property other than structure or conveyance. He was released on his own recognizance.

The report notes the railroad traffic was shut down for approximately 10 minutes while the jeep was removed.

Inman’s bond was set at $1,000.