Election signs, utility poles and mobile signs were hit by taggers sometime overnight Friday. Tagging has become a big problem for private and public property over the last while in Sault Ste. Marie say police.
Liberal lawn signs were hit along Second Line East along with other locations over the weekend. Vandalism to election signs carry hefty fines and penalties according to the RCMP.
Defacing or pulling down campaign signs is a criminal offence, those who are caught will face a charge of mischief, which carries a fine of up to $5,000 or two years in prison.
Recently, SaultOnline’s Lynne Brown covered a story on the problem of tagging and the costs involved for this mischief that police describe as “not art” Sault Police Chief Keetch further said that prompt reporting and removal can go a long way to quelling this small group of graffiti bandits.