Vandalizing Political Signs

Vandalizing Political signs is no laughing matter and in fact is a crime that could lead to a criminal record.

Those caught vandalizing or removing election signs can face stiff fines and/or jail time. A person could be charged with mischief which carries a fine of up to $5,000 or two years in prison.

In the last week, several dozen election signs have been stolen, while others have been damaged or marred with graffiti.

With only a few weeks left before the municipal election, the Nelson Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for the culprits stealing and defacing signs, and to report them to the Nelson Police Department.

Police are following up on a tip from a resident who had witnessed some signs being stolen and called in a good vehicle description.

Media Release: August 4th, 2013

On Saturday, August 3rd, 2013, approximately 4:00 a.m., the Nelson Police received multiple reports of glass smashing and vandalism in the area of a local school. Upon arrival, it was apparent that the school had been the subject of an excessive amount of vandalism. There were multiple windows shattered as well as other damages sustained. The damage is valued at over $10,000. Although early in the investigation, the Nelson Police have identified persons of interest and are optimistic they will be proceeding with criminal charges. The police are requesting any witnesses or any one with additional information to contact the Nelson Police Department and refer to police file #13-3569.