MULTIPLE road signs have been replaced after thefts in the Champlain area west of Hawkesbury. — photo Ontario Provincial Police
MULTIPLE road signs have been replaced after thefts in the Champlain area west of Hawkesbury. — photo Ontario Provincial Police

Street signs stolen in Champlain

Stephen Jeffery
EAP
Police are investigating the theft of a variety of street signs on roads west of Hawkesbury.

Speed limit, railway and deer crossing, road names and new stop-ahead warning signs were among those stolen. Police said the thefts were centred on Sandy Hill Road, Ste-Anne Road, Bangs Road, March Crescent and May Crescent.

“While this may be considered a prank by some, under some a missing road sign could result in a serious or even fatal collision,” the Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment said in a statement.

“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.”

Anyone with information about the signs can contact the Hawkesbury OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact CrimeStoppers on 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppers.ca.