Eau Claire County Sheriff discusses stolen political yard signs

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – With campaign season in full swing more people are putting political signs in their yards. Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer says the local dispatch center has taken multiple calls of yard signs being stolen.

He says most of the stolen signs so far are those in support of president trump.

In his 24 years as sheriff, Cramer says yard sign thefts are actually down this election cycle from years past.

He says trail cameras have helped identify suspects.

“That’s really a smart way to do it, a trail camera. Because it is destruction of property and it is theft and some of these people had to pay money for these signs either at the democrat or republican headquarters,” said Cramer.

Sheriff Cramer says people caught stealing yard signs can be charged with theft or destruction of property, which can lead to hefty fines.

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