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Posted: October 28, 2011 12:00 a.m.

Arline Chapman reports sign thefts

Porterdale mayoral candidate Arline Chapman has reported more than 30 of her campaign signs have gone missing.
Chapman flagged down a Porterdale Police Officer Saturday afternoon and reported that at least 30 of her 100 signs had gone missing from all around the city.

According to the report Chapman told the officer that signs had gone missing from South Broad Street, Elm Street, Crowell Road at Austin Terrace and North Broad Street.

Chapman reportedly told the officer she believed the person stealing her signs had to be an adult because, "the signs located at Crowell Road at Austin Terrace were found thrown into the wooded area about 25 feet from their installed location."

She also reported that on the morning of Oct. 2 she awoke to find all of the signs in her yard - both hers and other candidate signs - were pulled from her fence and thrown on the ground.

Chapman allegedly told the officer that the signs had started disappearing around two weeks ago and that, "it appeared other political candidate's signs are not being tampered with."

Investigator Doug Clifton with the PPD said he is currently focusing on some "people of interest" in the case; however, anyone with any information is asked to contact Clifton at (404) 267-2059. Tips can be given anonymously.

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