PRINEVILLE, OR -- Crook County authorities believe they know who has been knocking down and destroying campaign signs in the Prineville area. County Commissioner candidate Jason Carr had several of his signs damaged, and some were taken. "There were about a dozen or so small yard signs that were stolen, and they haven't been able to determine who took those," Carr tells KBND News. "But, what they did find out, was that there was a particular person who didn't like a larger sign and where it was located at Third and Locust."
The man was told to contact the candidate or authorities if he has problems with where a sign is, and not to remove it himself.
Carr says he won't press charges, and the man does not appear related to a specific campaign. "I think this was just a guy who, unfortunately, took it upon himself to try to knock down and remove a sign without getting in touch with me or somebody else to say, 'hey, is there a possibility this could be moved, I don't like it there. It's blocking my vision.'" He admits many are suffering from sign fatigue but says the primary will be over in less than two weeks.