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Removing political campaign signs is an illegal act

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Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 12:00 am

Waelder Police Chief

Special to the Inquirer

It's still early in the political season and complaints are already trickling in to the Waelder Police Department concerning possible damage, theft or the removal of political campaign signs in and around the city of Waelder.

The candidates have invested money into these signs and all signs are the property of the respective candidates.

We want to remind everyone that removing, damaging, defacing or stealing a campaign sign carries penalties of both fines and possible jail time.

We encourage everyone to respect the candidate's property. Do not damage, remove or steal any signs because this type of crime will only result in penalties for those who are tampering with the signs. The political process must remain pure with integrity on both sides of the political spectrum.

We would appreciate anyone having any information about a theft, removal or damage to any political campaign sign to contact the Waelder Police Department at 830-788-7270 or the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office at 830-673-6524.

Your information in combating this crime will be greatly appreciated.

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