On January 29, 2015 at about 10:40 PM, an Azusa Police Officer observed a male removing an election sign from the property of a commercial business in Azusa, and then leave in a vehicle. The Officer stopped the vehicle and saw that there were a total of 29 election signs inside the vehicle. All of the signs belonged to two separate candidates for the upcoming Azusa City Council election. The male, along with a female passenger, were questioned about the incident, and made admissions regarding the removal of the signs, but denied it was for any type of political influence. The signs were confiscated and both people involved were released pending a further investigation into the incident. Once the investigation is complete, the crime report will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for filing consideration.
The subjects involved in the theft face misdemeanor petty theft charges and can face up to one year in the county jail and/or a one thousand dollar fine.
Names of the persons involved are not being released, pending further investigation.