OGDEN — An Ogden woman was charged Tuesday with breaking into a FrontRunner train and vandalizing it.
Brenda Ann Stone, 51, is charged in 2nd District Court with two counts of criminal mischief, a second-degree felony; plus theft, trespassing and criminal mischief, class B misdemeanors.
On Aug. 13 about 2 a.m., Stone was on Utah Transit Authority property in Ogden after hours, walked up to a FrontRunner train that was docked for the night and “broke the access panel out to the emergency exit on the outside of the train and pulled the release cable. She then forced the doors open and gained access to the secured train,” according to charging documents.
Once inside, Stone began vandalizing the train and “pulled the rubber seals from five emergency exit windows, and removed three windows and shattered them on the ground,” the charges states. She also “removed six punch-out access panels to two fire extinguishers, a first aid kit and pry tools.”
Damage was estimated at more than $10,000, according to a police affidavit.
Stone then took the fire extinguishers to the Zypher Grill, which is located in the UTA parking lot, and “used the fire extinguishers to destroy about five planter boxes,” the affidavit states.
Police located Stone near the restaurant and arrested her.
“The damage she caused to the train and by her actions resulted in the train becoming disabled and stuck in Ogden and putting the FrontRunner behind about 30 minutes, and passengers at Roy, Clearfield and Layton stranded,” according to charging documents.