According to Prescott Valley Police, several political campaign signs along Glassford Hill Road were damaged, "In the early morning hours of August 8th, unknown suspect(s) spray painted several political campaign signs near the intersection of Lake Valley Road and Florentine Drive in Prescott Valley. The perpetrators damaged several signs with black spray paint and removed them from the fence where they were fastened. Responding officers checked the area, however no suspects have been identified.”
The Prescott Valley Police Department asks anyone with information about this crime to call 928-772-9267, or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
ARS §16-1019: It is a class 2 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly remove, alter, deface or cover any political sign of any candidate for public office or knowingly remove, alter or deface any political mailers, handouts, flyers or other printed materials of a candidate that are delivered by hand to a residence for the period commencing forty-five days before a primary election and ending seven days after the general election.
Class 2 Misdemeanors are punishable by up to 4 months in prison and a fine of up to $750, according to the Criminal Defense Lawyer website.