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3 Busted in Joppa Road Campaign Sign Incident: Police

'Violations that occur during this time of year will be investigated thoroughly.' —Baltimore County Police Department

Three people may be charged with misdemeanors in connection with an incident Saturday involving campaign signs, the Baltimore County Police Department reported.

At 3:18 p.m., police responded to a call in which it was reported that three people were taking "Brochin for Senate" signs on Loch Bend Drive and East Joppa Road, according to the report.

When the officer arrived at the location, three suspects were there and returned the signs to the victim, police said.

Wood and metal washers holding the signs in place were not returned, according to the report.

The men—ages 29, 62 and 68—were identified and may be criminally charged, according to police.

"Chief Johnson is committed to the strict enforcement of election laws, and any campaign sign violations that occur during this time of year will be investigated thoroughly," the Baltimore County Police Department said in a statement.

amark May 11, 2014 at 06:39 PM
They need to also do something about the people who put up signs illegally on public property.
Harvey Blessing May 11, 2014 at 06:46 PM
Baltimore County zoning law states that ANY sign on public property is illegal and citizens are authorized to remove and destroy said signs. THIS INCLUDES ANY AND ALL POLITICAL SIGNS WHEN THEY ARE ON PUBLIC PROPERTY. This also extends to any sign posted on a utility pole. Patch should go out of it's way to make this law known to the public so street spam gets cleaned up.
Jack Frazier May 11, 2014 at 06:50 PM
wonder what police do when signs are left all over the place after elections are done? Nothing!
You May 11, 2014 at 07:27 PM
I volunteered to help the UMBC road adoption cleanup on Wilkens Blvd from 695 to St Agnes a few months after O'Malley won his first governorship. The entire roadside, ditches, bushes, yards, graveyards and gutters were extremely flooded with rotting "O'Malley for Governor" signs! It was seriously overwhelming and even the very liberal students in our group were disgusted by how their hero and his support groups did NOTHING to cleanup their election bis advertising. Literally there were over 500 (36"X48") rotted, torn signs collected by our team.

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