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NJ Transit employee charged with stealing 32 locomotive horns in Morris County

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A New Jersey Transit employee has been charged with stealing 32 locomotive horns, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT-OIG).

On Oct. 17, Jeremy Hayes, a New Jersey Transit (NJT) employee, was charged via a criminal complaint in the Roxbury Township Municipal Court with receiving stolen property, authorities’ said.

Hayes allegedly stole, transported, and stored 32 locomotive air horns from multiple transportation companies, including Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation.

Federal Railroad Administration regulations require each lead locomotive to be equipped with a locomotive horn for safe operation.

DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, CSX Transportation Police, Norfolk Southern Police, and New Jersey Transit Police.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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