Originally Published: September 21, 2017 5:57 a.m.
A man was issued a citation on Sept. 19 after Prescott police officers recognized him as the person caught on video removing campaign signs, Prescott Police spokesman David Fuller said.
At about 10 a.m., officers were called to the area of Willow Creek Road and Pioneer Parkway for a report of a theft of campaign signs in progress.
The caller said that he was in traffic following the suspect.
Officers then contacted both individuals in the area of 200 E. Sheldon St.
The caller told them that he saw the suspect actively removing political signage from the fence, on private property in the area of Willow Creek Road and Pioneer Parkway. He also said that he had video footage of the incident.
Police viewed the video and spoke with the 67-year-old Prescott man, who admitted to taking the signs down, Fuller said. He said was just trying to clean up the area.
“At this time, it does not appear that (the man) was targeting any particular candidate,” Fuller said, and no evidence of any additional crimes was located.
The man was cited and released for misdemeanor theft.
The Prescott Police Department is aware of other political signs being illegally removed and asks anyone with information about these thefts to contact the Prescott Police Department at 928-777-1988.