CARPENDALE – Residents who are used to walking or riding four wheelers or bikes on the nearby CSX property are being advised that CSX is now aggressively enforcing no trespassing.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
CARPENDALE – Residents who are used to walking or riding four wheelers or bikes on the nearby CSX property are being advised that CSX is now aggressively enforcing no trespassing.
“People are not allowed to be back there,” said Ridgeley Police chief Josh Hartman, as he updated the Carpendale Council of the joint efforts of the CSX Police, Natural Resources Police and the Ridgeley Police Department.
On a recent sweep of the area, officers wrote citations for trespassing, vehicles and drugs.
In his report, Hartman cited six 911 calls for May. He also reminded residents to lock up their lawn equipment, noting that mowers and weed eaters are easily stolen as they can be sold to pawn shops.
In other business, Mayor Butch Armentrout noted that there is to be no dumping on the brush pile as the town is waiting to have it burned.
He announced that in response to issues of junk and junked vehicles in town, that letters are being sent to property owners.
Concerns for lighting at the pump station are also being addressed.
Residents noted that a lot is going on in that area at night and that there have been reports of people jumping out in the dark at others.
On a final note, Armentrout noted that he recently met with Congressman David McKinley concerning the continuing need for the bridge to Bowling Green, which will provide transportation and economic benefits.
“We just have to keep pursuing it,” he said. “Our purpose is to try to make our part of the world a little better for everyone.”