Rash of vandalism to street signs and snow stakes

** NEWS  RELEASE **

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is investigating multiple vandalism to street signs and snow stakes that occurred overnight on Friday, November 23.  A total of 29 snow stakes were discovered bent over with some of them in traffic lanes.  The majority of them were on Main Street east of Minaret.  The others were near the Village on Hillside, Canyon, Minaret, and lower Lakeview.
In addition to the bent snow stakes, a wooden street sign at Mono and Main Streets was removed from the ground and broken.  The post on another street sign at Mono and Dorrance was broken in two and a stop sign at the same corner was removed from the ground and lying in the street.

The Police Department has previously received complaints of bent snow stakes and broken signs in the Sierra Valley Sites community.  This latest bit of vandalism is an increase of what has occurred in the past.  Some of the stakes can be repaired and others will have to be replaced.  This vandalism is not only costly to repair, but also poses hazards to motorists and pedestrians.

Anyone with information about these acts of vandalism should contact the Mammoth Lakes Police Department at (760) 934-2011.

 

 

 

10 Responses to Rash of vandalism to street signs and snow stakes

  1. Ken Warner November 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    Drunks walking home from The Village.

    Good idea reducing the number of sworn officers. Why waste money paying police officers to catch drunks bending snowstakes into traffic lanes?

     
    • Tourbillon November 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

      This repeated yet unsolved vandalism keeps occurring with MLPD fully staffed up prior to any cuts being made, so obviously budget cuts have zilch to do with this. If anything your comment raises the question of whether we’re getting our money’s worth at current staffing levels. Suggest that it would be in MLPD’s best interests to avoid relying on the advocacy of Ken Warner.

       
      • Ken Warner November 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

        Interesting implication that lower staff levels at MLPD may reduce vandalism. I like your logic….

         
  2. quietstorm November 25, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    ….”The Police Department has previously received complaints of bent snow stakes and broken signs in the Sierra Valley Sites community. This latest bit of vandalism is an increase of what has occurred in the past.”

    So……now that the problem has gone past the borders of SVS, only now it is a problem and only now it is news worthy and only now maybe something will be done about it???

    hmmm……

    Maybe if the police had tried to catch those that were responsible for the continued vandalism to snow stakes and stop signs in the SVS neighborhood maybe the criminals wouldn’t have felt so bold as to expand their destruction to Main Street and beyond.

    In a way we should be happy that the vandalism has expanded to the point where the issue has made the news….maybe now something will be done about it?

    Let’s hope for a positive outcome!

     
    • quietstorm November 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

      And no, I am not really “happy” for the increase in the vandalism…..I speak out of complete frustration that individuals get their kicks out of the act of destruction at the expense of other peoples safety and the town’s money (to fix and/or replace). The responsible individuals need to be caught and made to pay for the damage!

       
  3. Trouble November 26, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Wanted dead or alive, bored teenagers that can’t afford Mammoth Mountain.

     
  4. joe daddy November 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    I say the vandalism is directly related to the drunks not being able to ride the shuttle home from the bars. Instead they have to walk which gives them the oppertunity to take their frustration out on the town.

     
  5. Dingo November 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Yup, drunks, stupid drunks.

     
  6. Big AL November 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    We don’t need no stinking drunks!

     
  7. ferdinand lopez November 28, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    somebody knows something,turn them in,they want to be stupid and destroy public property,send the punks to compton

     

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