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.”

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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.