Thefts of stop signs in county on rise

Published 9:56 am Friday, May 24, 2013

 

Since Wednesday the Lawrence County Engineer’s Office has had a rash of calls reporting stolen stop signs on county roads.

“We have seen a bunch and there may be more over the weekend,” County Engineer Doug Cade said. “This happens about this time of year.”

Missing stop signs can cause accidents, especially by drivers unfamiliar with the county roads and do not know they are required to stop at these intersections.

“If someone sees a stop sign missing on a county or township road, they should contact our office immediately and if it is after hours contact the sheriff’s office,” Cade said. “This is a high priority with us. We go out and replace it immediately.”

The engineer’s office can be reached at (740) 533-4317 and the sheriff’s office at (740) 532-3525.