DEXTER - A reward has been offered by the town of Dexter for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the theft of street and directional signs.
In recent weeks, signs valued at more than $600 have been stolen from roadsides.
The cost to replace them, however, could double because in many instances the posts and hardware holding the signs in place were stolen or damaged, according to Robert Simpson, Dexter town manager. Simpson said Tuesday that the individual or individuals appear to be using a 2-by-4 plank to pull the signs from the posts. The theft includes directional, street and snowmobile signs. He said the town is replacing the directional signs as fast as possible, and he hopes that an arrest can be made before these signs also disappear. An anonymous donor provided the reward money. Simpson declined to specify the amount, but did say it was insignificant.
"We intend to make an example of them whoever they are," Simpson said of the thieves. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Dexter Police Department at 924-7622. All calls will remain confidential.
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