Forest Service wants stolen Colorado signs back
August 3, 2009
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Road and landmark signs are being stolen from a western Colorado national forest, but officials say they won’t prosecute anyone who returns one in good shape.
The Grand Mesa and Uncompaghre National Forest hasn’t said how many signs have been stolen or how much they’re worth.
Stealing or destroying a Forest Service sign is a federal crime that carries a fine of $500 for each violation.
Forest Service officials say they’d rather get the signs back in good shape than go to court. They’re asking anyone who knows where a missing sign is to turn it in or let the Forest Service know where to find it.
Forest Service officials say they won’t seek to prosecute those who return the signs.