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March 7, 2013

County road signs object of criminal mischief

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DUNCAN —

“I do not know if I have a sign in my district that has not been shot at,” District 3 Commissioner Dee Bowen said.
Bowen said he has found signs missing, shot at or at the bottom of creeks before.
Estes said these items may be targeted for novelty to hang on a wall. The signs are made out of aluminum, which could also be sold for money.
The signs are used for more than just directional by travelers but also by area fire departments and the sheriff’s office to locate incidents that have been called in. Without the signs, it can slow response time to a critical call.
While the theft and targeting of the signs may be routine, it does not lessen the resources expended having to replace them. Anyone with information concerning the destruction of county property should call the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office at 255-3131.

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