© 2022 University of Missouri - KBIA
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Suspects Accused Of Stealing Political Signs In Nixa Are In Police Custody

Stolen Political Signs at the Nixa Police Department
Stolen Political Signs at the Nixa Police Department
Stolen Political Signs at the Nixa Police Department
Credit City of Nixa
/
Stolen Political Signs at the Nixa Police Department

Three suspects are in custody in Nixa for stealing political signs.

According to the Nixa Police Department, just after midnight, Nixa police officers responded to the area of Glacier Court and Parkmore Heights for a report of individuals in a white SUV stealing political signs from front yards.  Another officer in the area for an unrelated traffic stop saw a vehicle matching the description leaving the area.  Officers then located the vehicle at a Nixa residence.  Thirty-six political signs were recovered.

Stealing charges against the three suspects have been submitted to the municipal prosecutor, according to the department.  Their names are being withheld pending the formal filing of charges.

The Nixa Police Department returned seven signs to their owners.  They would like to return the remaining signs as well.  If you believe you were the victim of a political sign theft overnight, contact the department at 417-582-1030.

While the theft of yard signs that resulted in three suspects being taken into custody in Nixa was in Christian County, the executive director of the Greene County Democratic Party says they’ve had reports of hundreds of signs stolen this election season.  It appears that at least a few of the signs that were stolen in Nixa were signs for Democratic candidates.

Sam Smith says they’ve placed around 7,000 signs in the county this election season, and many have disappeared.

“The difference recently has been that it’s gone from individual thefts to entire streets being taken out overnight,” Smith said.

He and volunteers planned to go out last evening and place more political signs around the county.

Copyright 2021 KSMU. To see more, visit KSMU.

Tags

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.