Lack of evidence creates difficulty in finding those responsible for stealing campaign signs
For the Tomahawk Leader
LINCOLN COUNTY – Both the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Tomahawk Police Department have received calls about campaign signs being stolen. However, without evidence, finding those responsible is difficult.
Lincoln County Sheriff Ken Schneider said his office has received four political sign theft complaints since Sept. 1.
“Three were north of CTH J,” Schneider stated. “Two were Biden signs. Two were Trump signs. I believe that more signs go missing than are reported but are just chalked up to the hazards of running for office. The other issue for law enforcement is unless cameras are in place, there is likely no evidence, leads, or suspects to investigate.”
Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins said his department has “received a call” regarding the theft of campaign signs, but did not elaborate any further.
“Not much more I can say,” he stated.
Stealing or tampering with political signs is a crime in all 50 states and carries punishments ranging from fines to jail time.