As election nears, local residents report theft of campaign signs

With the Nov. 3 election less than a week away, local law enforcement agencies have taken reports of campaign signs being stolen in Topeka and Shawnee County.
Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 10:07 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - With the 2020 election less than a week away, local law enforcement agencies have been taking reports of campaign signs being stolen from residents in Topeka and Shawnee County.

The Topeka Police Department has investigated four cases in which campaign signs have been reported stolen.

Topeka police spokeswoman Gretchen Spiker told 13 NEWS that seven signs have been reported stolen in the four cases. The signs that were reported as having been stolen included three for Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden;, two for Mary Lou Davis, the Democratic candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives 52nd District; and two that weren’t listed on the report.

Meanwhile, outside the Topeka city limits, the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office has received 20 calls related to campaign signs. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Abigail Christian said of those 20 cases, 27 signs were reported to have been stolen.

The sheriff’s office didn’t provide a list of candidates whose signs had been reported stolen.

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