Covington Police setup sting over campaign signs

October 13, 2011 11:20 am

by Todd Rehm · 5 comments

From the police department’s press release:

On Oct. 12, the Covington Police Department received a complaint that Ronnie Johnston mayoral candidate yard signs were being stolen from various locations in the Covington city limits. Our investigation gathered intelligence that indicated Mr. Bobby Sigman, (mayoral candidate) was paying individuals to remove Johnston mayoral candidate yard signs from properties in the Covington Area.

An undercover operation was then conducted by the Covington Police Department that resulted in the arrest of Mr. Bobby Sigman. According to Detectives involved in this investigation, Mr. Sigman did purchase over 50 Ronnie Johnston mayoral candidate yard signs from an individual acting in an undercover capacity that had been stolen from yards in the Covington area.

The Covington Police Department is asking that any individual who may have had a Ronnie Johnston mayoral candidate yard sign removed from their property to please contact the Covington Police Department Criminal Investigations Division immediately at 770-786-7605. This case is still under investigation.

Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane was quoted as saying, “I love it when a plan comes together.”

Andre October 13, 2011 at 11:35 am

If you’re missing yard signs. . .

. . .No one can find them. . .

. . .And you need help. . .

. . .Maybe you can hire. . .

. . .The Covington Police Department. (cues up the theme from “The A-Team”)

Engineer October 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

nicely played

Mike Hassinger October 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

+ 10 for Catherine Bach in that video.

GB101 October 13, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Do you think they could also enforce the law against placing signs in the public right of way and on telephone poles?

Rick Day October 13, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Democracy is saved!

Sign printer is disappointed!

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