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Vandalism in the county

Posted on February 10, 2016 by Sunny South News

Lethbridge County

According to a recent media release, signage throughout Lethbridge County, including traffic signage such as Stop and Yield signs, have been reported missing and/or vandalized.
Sign vandalism is a constant issue throughout Lethbridge County and the RCMP need the public’s help in identifying potential suspects. Numerous occurrences have been happening to the bridge located at Range Road 20-4 and north on Township Road 10-0. These are just two of the locations where the vandalism has been occurring.
On Oct. 10, 2015 at approximately 9:30 p.m. a dark coloured four-door Chevrolet/GMC truck pulled up with three males and one female exiting the truck and damaging a barricade and eight flashing warning lights.
It appears from video footage, the suspects were attempting to steal the lights and without success, damaging the rest. There was also a warning light on a stand taken.
Around Nov. 24, 2015 at approximately 8:30 p.m. a Dodge four-door truck, possibly silver in colour, pulled up to the bridge and two males and one female exited the vehicle to attempt to steal warning lights from the barricades. Damage occurred during the offence.
RCMP are requesting all rural residents to keep a close eye out for any suspicious activity that may be linked to these or other incidents of vandalism.
Signs and light signals are in place for the safety of motorists and everyone else using county roads.
Lethbridge County would like to remind everyone of the danger of removing these signs, as they help keep everyone safe. Damaging signs ruins the reflective coating, so motorists can’t see signs in the dark. Replacing and repairing these signs also costs the county money and man hours.
If you have information about signage that has been vandalized, please call the RCMP Lethbridge Detachment at 403-329-5010 or contact Crime Stoppers.
You can anonymously submit tips by phone, by calling 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), text TIP232 and your message to 274637, download the iPhone App, or online at http://www.tipsubmit.com.

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