I noticed some in my neighborhood "disappear"... and later re-appear, so that answers that question.
and to go into his personal vehicle and remove any item is just plain wrong Article from the MEN website:http://www.monroenews.com/news/2012/jul/17/400-malone-signs-stolen/?police-and-fire
who is the Luna Pier administrator.Tom Redmond, who is running to be the Democratic candidate for Monroe County sheriff, said he filed a police report Tuesday about his campaign's stolen and damaged signs.Mr. Redmond, a Lambertville resident and retired sheriff's deputy, said about 300 of his campaign signs have been stolen in Bedford Township, and he has lost about 800 across Monroe County."I've had signs stolen from my own front yard," he said, adding that he believes the thefts were not politically motivated. "It's 99 percent kids, and some of the signs we have recovered," he said.On Tuesday, he received a call that about "50 to 60 signs," including his, had been found dumped on Section Road. "The signs included the fire and police levies and a ‘For Sale' sign. I don't think there was any political intent."Lost signs can be a significant expense to a campaign, said Mr. Redmond, who put his losses at "well over" $4,000. He is a part-time police officer in Dundee and Erie Township, and has seen sign thefts in those communities as well. To the best of his knowledge, nobody has been arrested in Monroe County for sign theft.Sheriff's officials could not be reached for comment.Mr. Redmond said his larger yard signs are $4.25 apiece, but "my bigger signs, with fence posts, are $15. They [the thieves] don't know how expensive it is for the candidates."He said that in Michigan, anyone caught with more than $200 worth of stolen signs could be charged with a high-level misdemeanor; if the signs are worth $1,000 or more, the charge could be a felony.