The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating thefts of multiple road and traffic signs in Champlain Township.
Numerous signs have been taken within the last few weeks, primarily in the area of Sandy Hill Road, Ste-Anne Road, Bangs Road and March Crescent and May Crescent, as well as some in the area of Hunter-Boundary Road.
The missing signs include speed limits, railway and deer crossings, road names and even a new stop sign-ahead warning. The OPP is reminding the public that while this may be considered a prank by some, a missing road sign could result in a serious or even fatal collision.
These incidents also result in additional costs to municipalities, as the signs can cost up to $200 to replace, in addition the cost of labour.
Any person with information regarding this investigation should contact the Hawkesbury OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should they wish to remain anonymous, they may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477, where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. All tips are anonymous and they will not have to attend court. Visit www.CrimeStoppers.ca.