Saugerties town justice’s yard sign goes missing

A yard sign touting town justice candidate Will Myers was stolen on the night of Oct. 13. According to Myers, the manufacture of the 4×8 sign, which was erected at the entrance to the Bishop’s Gate subdivision, cost $100. Myers, the incumbent who was appointed in the spring following the death of Justice Daniel Lamb, is facing Chris Kraft at the polls next month.

“You know, it happens every year in probably every community. I don’t take it personally — I don’t know whether it’s hidden or destroyed or what the purpose is,” said Myers this week. “I don’t consider it a political decision. It’s disappointing. If they were all gone I’d be upset, but one seems to be below average.”

According to Police Chief Joseph Sinagra, at least one individual has been identified and arrested for pulling up Saugerties yard signs this season.

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“My entire career in law enforcement, individuals have stolen signs during campaigns. If you put the signs up and you’re not the person who has put them up, you’re committing petit larceny,” said Sinagra. “I have been involved in cases where people in political party or someone involved in a campaign was arrested for stealing signs.”

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