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Sheriff searches for stop sign thieves

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Greene County road officials said several road signs have been stolen in the past month.

Sheriff David Carter wants to find who is doing it because he said it can effect emergency responders.

Greene County Road Superintendent Dave Tierney said roughly 100 signs have been taken from county roads

They mostly include stop signs, but several cautionary signs have also been stolen.

Tierney said although replacing them is expensive, he is more concerned about emergency response time, which he said could come down to life or death.

“If an ambulance had to come out to an emergency to someone's house and couldn't find the road because the road sign had been stolen, that is a real issue,” Tierney said. "It's a serious issue and there are criminal penalties for taking these signs."

Anyone caught taking a sign will be fined and could face jail time, according to Tierney.

Carter added, if parents see signs hanging in their children's rooms, it is illegal, and they need to be returned to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.

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