Dozens of stop signs stolen in LaPorte County

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Dozens of stop signs were stolen over the weekend in LaPorte County.

Thirty-six stop signs were taken from intersections in rural LaPorte County, the sheriff’s office tells WSBT-TV.

Areas with stolen signs include County Road 150, Emory Road and the St. Joseph and La Porte County line.

Crews are in the process of replacing the stolen signs.

Derek Allen, LaPorte County sheriff’s administrative captain, tells WSBT: “It’s really frustrating. It creates a serious traffic hazard for the motoring public. Those signs are there for a reason: To regulate traffic and the flow of traffic.”

If the department can find those responsible for stealing the signs, Allen says the people involved can be charged with theft. They could also face liabilities if a crash happened because of the missing signs.

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