Prince Edward County OPP seeking information on traffic sign thefts

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking the public for any information they may have regarding the theft of traffic signs in Cherry Valley.

According to a release from the OPP, dated Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, the police force places emphasis on highway safety through enforcement and education.

“The OPP is a member of the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition which focuses on local initiatives to increase safety on local roadways,” the OPP stated. “The Coalition is comprised of member partners, including the Municipality of Prince Edward.”

Recently, silhouette signs, similar to the ones in the above photos, were installed in areas where there were traffic concerns, police reported. Sometime since the beginning of November, the signs were stolen from around the Community Safety zone in Cherry Valley.

According to the OPP, the intention of these signs was to remind drivers there are children in the area and to drive accordingly.

The OPP is asking anyone with information to report it by calling 1-888-310-1122. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.

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