Track­ing signs

The Glengarry News - - FRONT PAGE - BY STEVEN WARBURTON News Staff

North Glen­garry Deputy-Mayor can­di­date Robert Proulx says that thieves have stolen $810 worth of his cam­paign signs.

Mr. Proulx claims that seven large signs (4’x33’) and 12 of his smaller signs along County Roads 43 and 34 van­ished on around the evening of Sun­day, Sept. 23.

He dis­counts sug­ges­tions that the high winds that rocked the re­gion might have dis­lodged the signs.

“My signs are on wooden pegs and they don’t get blown away so eas­ily,” he says.

He adds that the posters van­ished from ar­eas in Alexan­dria while oth­ers in Maxville re­mained un­touched.

Mr. Proulx says that one of his co-work­ers at Roxbor­ough Bus Lines dis­cov­ered a big­ger sign in the Glen Robert­son ceme­tery.

“It was 150 feet off the road and it wasn’t even dam­aged,” he says.

Mr. Proulx, who has filed a po­lice re­port, is of­fer­ing a $1,000 re­ward for in­for­ma­tion that leads to the ar­rest and con­vic­tion of the cul­prits.

He says he will plant a GPS unit in a num­ber of his new signs.

“I’m not fool­ing around,” he says. “It’s like the bait car pro­gram in Cornwall. If some­one takes a sign and my phone goes off, I’ll be call­ing the po­lice right away.”

Steal­ing or van­dal­iz­ing signs is a crim­i­nal of­fence.

An of­fender can be charged with mis­chief and if con­victed, be re­quired to pay resti­tu­tion as well as fines.

Not iso­lated

Some South Glen­garry can­di­dates have also re­ported that their signs have also gone miss­ing. One hope­ful men­tioned that the wind had been wreak­ing havoc on the posters.

STEVEN WARBURTON PHOTO

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