City traffic signage runs into a hump in the road after sign hits the trail

Published 8:36 am Thursday, September 11, 2014

Police are investigating the theft of a street sign from a city neighborhood.
According to a police report, an Elizabethton Police Department officer was dispatched to the 200 block of West Riverside Drive on Monday after 911 received a report of a theft.
EPD Officer Jordan Ensor said in his report he spoke with the 911 caller, who reported that a sign warning motorists of a “Speed Hump” was stolen from the street. The woman said she heard people outside in the roadway on Sunday around 9 p.m. and she looked outside and saw a vehicle stopped on the street. The woman provided him with a description of the vehicle.
“(She) stated that she didn’t think anything about the vehicle and subjects at the time and did not call 911,” Ensor said. “(She) stated that she then came outside this morning and discovered that the ‘Speed Hump’ sign had been removed that was posted next to the roadway.”
Ensor noted in his report the signpost had also been removed in addition to the sign being taken.
Ensor said he contacted the Elizabethton Street Department and was told the estimated value of the sign and post combined was just over $55.

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