Teen trio charged with campaign sign thefts

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Three juvenile females were charged in connection with the theft of numerous political signs along with personal property from yards in Woodbury.

The girls were caught on videotape dumping the signs and miscellaneous items behind Hi-Way 53 Market and were seen driving away in a dark blue Chevrolet.

Deputy Travis Turney was dispatched to the market at the request of owner Roger Whitlock.

“I observed nine campaign signs, two business signs, two yard ornaments, one duck planter and one flag and flag pole,” Turney said.

The deputy then reviewed the videotape which included footage of the three girls taking photographs of themselves with the signs. The video was then reviewed by Investigator Brandon Gullett, who was able to identify at least one of the girls.

It didn’t take long for the investigator to locate the car and the first suspect and discovered that two of the girls had purchased toilet paper, silly string, confetti and maple syrup while the third was still at work.

After being scared off from a home on Iconium Road, the girls headed to Woodbury’s College Street where they proceeded to roll most of the yards, stealing political signs in the process.

Gullett then notified Woodbury Police Chief Kevin Mooneyham and Assistant Chief Lowell Womack, who had been seeking the vandals responsible for the mess on College Street.

The girls were all charged with theft of property and criminal littering. A hearing is set for July 15 in Juvenile Court.

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