Presque Isle Police Remind Public It Is a Crime to Damage Political Signs

It could cost you up to $250.
Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 6:58 PM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - Law enforcement is reminding people that taking down or defacing a sign is against the law.

According to the Presque Isle Police, they have received calls and complaints of people tampering with signs.

“You can be charged and we have charged so far this year people either removing, you can’t deface them. You can’t move them from where they are set up. Actually people that put them out get permission to put them where they put them.”

Laurie Kelly, Presque Isle Police Chief

The conviction for unlawful removal of signs counts as a civil violation and goes on your record, as well a fine worth up to two hundred and fifty dollars. If you do see someone taking a sign or defacing them you are asked to report it to police.

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