Sheriff's police arrest suspect in railroad yard theft

2012-01-17T00:00:00Z Sheriff's police arrest suspect in railroad yard theftBy Times Staff
January 17, 2012 12:00 am  • 

CHICAGO | One man has been arrested in connection with the theft of property from a Canadian National railroad yard, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Monday.

George Galanos, of Hickory Hills, has been charged with one count of felony theft and one count of criminal trespass to property. Detectives canvassed local scrap metal yards and located some of the stolen items.

Cook County Sheriff's detectives responded Wednesday afternoon to a call of a possible theft at the Canadian National railyard in the 4700 block of South Merrimac Avenue. Detectives allege Galanos and two other people removed railroad ties and other scrap metal valued near $100,000. Detectives obtained a description of the getaway vehicle.

Detectives sent information to local law enforcement agencies and requested any suspects be taken into custody. Sheriff's detectives still are checking with scrap metal yards for items stolen from CN.

Bond for Galanos was set in court Saturday at $50,000. His next court date will be Wednesday in Bridgeview.

The Cook County Sheriff's Department asks anyone with information about the theft to call (847) 635-1188.

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