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Two Alden men were charged over the weekend with trying to steal scrap railroad crossing lights valued at $500.

Mark A. Blair, 51, and Jeffrey A. Lipinski, 47, were arrested by state police on Norfolk Southern Railroad property, off Sullivan Road in Alden at noontime Sunday.

The two were charged with criminal trespassing and petit larceny, troopers said, and were ordered to appear in Alden Town Court for further proceedings on Dec. 19.