Election-Sign Wars Heat Up in North County

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    Don Boomer/North County Times

    Four Oceanside candidates told the the North County Times that campaign signs are stolen or vandalized .

    "I've had a good number of my signs damaged, but I've had more removed or disappear," Ken Crossman, a civilian police supervisor running in the June 8 election to fill the unexpired term of Rocky Chavez, told the North County Times.

    Crossman, financial planner Ward O'Doherty, former bakery owner Charles "Chuck" Lowery and business consultant Lloyd Prosser are all running for City Council told the paper that they have put up hundreds of legally posted signs, which are illegal to take down. Criminal punishments can range up to a felony that could result in jail time.

    Removing a campaign sign is a crime if the sign was legally posted. Depending on the number and value of the signs, the theft can result in a felony with jail time.