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Police warn would-be sign vandals

The police would like the vandalism of campaign signage in Lloydminster to end.

Signage has been going up around the city, due to the ongoing municipal election. The signs include mayoral, city council, and school board candidates, and according to a news release from the Lloydminster detachment, there have been several reported incidents of signs being stolen or vandalized.

The penalties for tampering with election signage may result in criminal charges for theft under $5,000, as well as mischief; both crimes carry a penalty of up to six months in jail and/or a fine up to $5,000.

Now, the Lloydminster RCMP and the City of Lloydminster are asking residents to leave the signs alone. Candidates will have two days to remove their signs after the election on October 26.

If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact Lloydminster RCMP at (780) 808-8400, your nearest police service or any local RCMP detachment.

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