Jamestown Police Issue Statement After Theft Of Political Signs

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JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police are reminding people that stealing signs is a crime, and offenders can be charged with petit larceny and trespass.

Jamestown Police said they’ve received several complaints related to the removal and theft of campaign signs. Police also said that the placement of signs is regulated under the Jamestown City Code.

The code states: “No sign shall impair or cause confusion of vehicular traffic in its design, color or. placement. No sign shall be located within the triangular area as depicted in 300-0205. Nor shall any sign be attached to trees, public utility poles, rocks or other parts of the natural landscape (except the ground), nor be placed in a position that will obstruct or impair traffic or create a hazard or disturbance to the health, safety and welfare of the general public. No sign shall be located on public property without written consent from the controlling jurisdiction.”

Police said improperly placed signs will be removed.

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