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Political yard signs stolen, vandalized in Clark County, Ind.

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Political signs like these are disappearing from yards in Clark County, Indiana. Political signs like these are disappearing from yards in Clark County, Indiana.

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- In the middle of a heated campaign season in Clark County some local candidates say their yard signs, big and small, are being stolen.

"We've had five political signs stolen, large political signs, these are 4x4 to 4x8, these are not the small yard signs," said Paul Fetter, who is running for Clarksville Town Council at large. 

In the last few weeks, he says several of his yard signs were stolen or vandalized -- and he is not the only one losing signs. Several members of the GOP have also had political signs disappear.

"What these people have stolen, they have not just stolen from the candidate, they have stolen from the people that support the candidate, the citizens that back these candidates and want them to run for office and try to get elected in the council position so not only have they stolen from the candidates, they've stolen from the citizens," Fetter said. 

It is clearly against the law to take the signs, so how serious is the problem?

"It depends on how far you take it," said Clarksville Police Chief Mark Palmer. "I mean, one sign, yes, they could look at it as a misdemeanor crime, but as you continue to build upon it, now you're looking at felonies."

Right now, police don't have any suspects in the case. Anyone with information on who may be taking the signs is asked contact police. 

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