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Stop Sign Thieves Go to Higher Extremes

(La Porte County, IN) - More than just stop signs were stolen in La Porte County.  Signs displaying speed limits and symbols warning drivers about things like upcoming curves were also stolen.


La Porte County Highway Department Superintendent Duane Werner said he’s doesn’t know how many roadside signs were taken but he’s keeping a running tally as more turn up missing.  “We’re going to have to go through and evaluate that and get them replaced as soon as possible,” he said.


The signs are in addition to the 36 stop signs taken.   All of the thefts, which occured Friday night and early Saturday, happened in the northeast portion of La Porte County.  La Porte County Police Captain Derek Allen said all of the stop signs have been replaced and there appears to be no crashes resulting from missing stop signs.  Allen said the investigation is ongoing in hopes of identifying the culprits.


Werner said most of the signs were removed from posts but posts and the signs they were attached to were taken in some cases. 

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