SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Local News

March 28, 2014

Woman arrested after walking across train bridge

SALEM — A woman from Gloucester, who police say is homeless, took a dangerous and unusual route to get from Salem to Beverly last night when she walked across the train bridge over the Danvers River, an act that led to her arrest around 7 p.m.

Taylor Geden, 24, now faces a charge of standing, walking or riding on railroad property, said Salem Lt. Scott Englehardt. She was ordered held on $240 bail, and she is expected to be arraigned in Salem District Court today.

Geden’s journey apparently took her from Salem Depot, down the tracks and across the bridge, where officer Gilbert Priddy was waiting for her to cross.

“We got a call of someone walking on the railroad tracks behind the depot and onto the trestle bridge,” Englehardt said. “She said she was walking to the Beverly Depot to get the train from Beverly.”

Gilbert drove his Salem cruiser over the Veterans Memorial Bridge, parked near the railroad tracks in Beverly, then walked out on the bridge to meet Geden after she made the trip from Salem to Beverly.

It’s about a 2-mile walk from Salem Depot to Beverly.

“It’s not too smart,” Englehardt said.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Comments Tracker