Candidate reports damage to several election signs

The Orangeville Police Service is once again reminding residents that damaging or removing election signs can lead to charges under the criminal code.

This reminder follows a complaint from a candidate advising of damage to several signs.

Police remind residents that these acts are criminal offences and if caught the perpetrators will be held accountable. The deliberate destruction or unlawful removal of these signs is governed by the Criminal Code of Canada. In addition, several of these signs are located on private property. Any person entering onto private property, without colour of right, in order to attempt to commit an illegal act in relation to election signs, is also committing the offence of trespassing.

Anyone having information, with regards to acts of mischief or theft of election signs, is encouraged to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

Posted on September 13, 2018