Several road signs along State Route 322 were defaced this past weekend, and Sheriff’s deputies are looking for information from anyone who may have knowledge of the incident.
Deputy Tim Umina said he was informed by a motorist the signs had been spray painted with various symbols and swear words.
The signs were painted starting with the sign to the Pioche Honor Camp and continuing on to mile marker 8.
“There were about four Adopt A Highway signs, a mile marker post, and a yellow intersection sign,” Umina said.
There were also numerous reports of what had happened to the Sheriff’s Department afterwards, he said.
He estimated the signs were damaged sometime late Saturday night or Sunday morning.
Sheriff Kerry Lee said NDOT has been notified, and is requesting help from the community that, “if anybody saw anything or has any information, to contact the Sheriff’s office.”
Umina said NDOT had not yet placed a monetary value on the signs, but thought it probably would be about $1,000, and maybe more counting manpower to have them replaced.
“The Adopt A Highway signs are really four signs, two on each side,” he said, “not only for the sign, but because of the name of the group that has adopted the highway.”