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DA’s Office: ‘Unusually High’ Number of Theft and Destruction of Political Signs in Fort Bend

(FORT BEND COUNTY) – According to the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, there has been an “unusually high” volume of reported incidents of vandalism and theft of political signs this election cycle.

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Representatives of the DA’s Office say candidates from both political parties have reported these incidents. Vandalizing or stealing political campaign signs is a crime, and if apprehended, those responsible could face criminal prosecution and incarceration.

“It is unfortunate that these crimes have occurred, and they must stop,” said District Attorney Brian Middleton. “Destruction of political campaign signs is not likely to affect the outcome of the election; however, the lack of civility and disrespect involved in these crimes is a degradation of our community values. These actions do not reflect the high moral standards that are typical of Fort Bend County. Please help us put an end to this behavior; our community is better than this.”

“It’s great if we can have a level of campaign activity where we are just debating the issues,” said Fort Bend County Republican Party Chairman Bobby Eberle. “I don’t like to see signs destroyed or vandalized or stolen. It just shows that the crime situation in the county is out of control and people should be concerned and hold our elected officials accountable. Maybe if we had all the patrol officers that we should have this wouldn’t be happening.”

Anyone with information regarding these crimes should contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office or the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office.


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