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Officials say political sign theft is a growing problem in Pittsburg

PITTSBURG, Kan. – During elections, political sign theft is a growing problem in Pittsburg Kansas.

This year, a constitutional amendment known as “value them both” will be on the ballot during the primary election in August of 2022.

“If you’re going to steal a sign or deface it. And if you’re looking at theft or criminal charges, you’re going to get a court date just like you would anything else. You know, you have to appear in court,” said Crawford County Sherrif Danny Smith. “Between the county attorney and the judges, they’re going to decide at some point in time if you’re going to get a fine or what goes along with the consequences of doing that, and it’s really up to them how they decide to do that.”

The CCSO encourages residents not to disturb others’ property of any kind, as consequences are likely.

 

 

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