According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Suspicious Activity complaint on Reber Road area in the City of Rome. It was reported that there was a vehicle driving around the area and may have gone onto the train tracks off of Reber Road. Upon arrival to Reber Road, Sheriff’s Deputies located an older model Chevy Silverado driving eastbound on the tracks towards the Village of Oriskany. Shortly after, the vehicle was located and stopped by the Whitestown Police Department. With the assistance of the Whitestown Police Department, Deputies were able to determine that the individuals involved posed no threat to public safety or the operation of the railroad tracks which is owned and operated by CSX. CSX was contacted and advised to close the tracks temporarily while Deputies conducted an investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, it was determined that the individuals did not intent to commit any type of a crime, so therefore; the individuals were escorted off the tracks by Deputies and CSX was contacted to re-open the tracks.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Whitestown Police Department and the New York State Police.