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Sign theft increases as Election Day closes in

By Stephen Betts | Oct 05, 2020
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The theft of political signs being reported once more, local police say.

Last week, Knox County Sheriff Tim Carroll said the county department has received about 20 complaints of signs being stolen.

The sheriff said this occurs each political season. Carroll said when he ran for election two years ago, he only put up 20 signs because he was uncontested. Two of those signs were stolen.

On Oct. 5, Rockland Police Chief Chris Young said the city department has received two complaints of stolen signs this season. Camden received around seven complaints as of early September.

Thus far, no one has been apprehended for stealing signs in Knox County. Theft is a Class E crime and carries a $500 fine.


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Comments (4)
Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Oct 06, 2020 05:18

The choice is very clear this year. What do we want? Hate or HOPE?  Reconciliation or more polarization?  Main Street or our life long residents? There needs to be a clear message one way or the other. Will that happen? It certainly won't if people sit back and don't vote.  In the meantime, in between time ain't we got fun.


Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Oct 05, 2020 19:00

Valerie, hopefully it will start at the top.

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Oct 05, 2020 11:14

This political season started so so early.  It has been full of hate and finger pointing.  Childlessness and anger.  I am looking forward to it being over so that, hopefully, people will start to be kinder to each other.

Posted by: Shawn Levasseur | Oct 05, 2020 10:39

In my experience the greater threat to signs is the fall weather.

Last Wednesday's high winds took a lot of signs out.

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