Thursday , 18 August 2022
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Bonnyville RCMP remind public that stealing or damaging election signs is illegal

The Bonnyville RCMP are reminding people that tampering with election signs or stealing them could lead to criminal charges.

Sgt. Sarah Parke from the Bonnyville RCMP says, “It is illegal to tamper with these signs during an election period and could lead to Criminal Code charges for Mischief Under or Over $5000 or Theft Under or Over $5000.”

This matter is being taken seriously and if offenders are identified, charges could be pursued.

The public plays an important role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime, Sgt. Parke added.

Anyone with information about, or who suspects illegal activity in their neighbourhood is asked to contact their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-22-8477 (TIPS).

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Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.