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Dear thief: Your attempt to steal a stop sign fell short

Although, someone did manage to get a flashing red light off the same pole earlier this month
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Attempt to steal stop sign

GUELPH-ERAMOSA TOWNSHIP – On May 27, 2016 Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report that sometime overnight an attempt was made to steal the north bound oversized stop sign at the intersection of Jones Baseline and Mill Road, Guelph-Eramosa Township. 

The pole was bent in this attempt. 

It was also reported that two weeks earlier the flashing red light on top of the stop sign with a solar panel was stolen from the same intersection.  This is valued at approximately $2,500.

Any person with information regarding these incidents should contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.



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