NEW INFORMATION: Deputies recover several stolen Chippewa Co. signs, identified suspects

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- Investigators say they suspect two adults of stealing and damaging stop signs in Lake Hallie and the Town of Lafayette.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office says 11 stop signs were damaged or stolen from intersections last Friday.

Deputies followed up on an online tip Tuesday in which they identified the two adults responsible.

Their names are not being released.
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (CHIPPEWA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE) -- On Friday, August 8th 2014, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office received several calls of stop signs damaged and stolen throughout the Town of Lafayette. The investigation identified eleven (11) stop signs being either damaged and or stolen.

On Tuesday, August 12th 2014, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office followed up on an on-line tip from http://co.chippewa.wi.us/government/sheriff/online-tipster regarding the stop signs. Investigators were able to identify two (2) adults responsible for damaging and taking the stop signs without the permission of the Town of Lafayette. Several of the stop sign have been recovered and the case remains under investigation.

Further details are still being investigated, and on completion, the case will be forwarded to the Chippewa County District Attorney’s Office in a request for criminal charges with restitution.

Names, photos, and further suspect information will be released at a later date.


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