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This stop sign was run down at the NE corner of Woodland and St. Bernard Drive, along with 11 others.
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At Woodland Drive and Mil Potrero Highway, only tracks remained suggesting the stop sign had been dragged the night before to a vehicle where this photo was taken.
Rampage Takes Down 12 Stop Signs in Pine Mountain
By Gary Meyer
On the morning of April 28, an estimated 12 stop signs and yellow caution signs were discovered vandalized in Pine Mountain. Six were found by this reporter between Bernina Drive and the intersection of Mil Potrero Highway and Woodland Drive.
One stop sign was stolen from the southeast corner of Woodland Drive and Mil Potrero Highway after apparently being dragged to a vehicle on the frontage road 40 feet away.
California Highway Patrol officer Tony Christolear said, “There is absolutely a safety concern. These are traffic control devices to keep traffic flowing safely.”
Christolear added that the vehicle code is enforced on Pine Mountain’s private roads by CHP. He said he would call the Kern County Roads Department to see about getting the signs replaced. Pine Mountain Club Property Owners Association General Manager Rory Worster said the cost to repair and replace the signs is currently estimated at $1,400. The Kern County Sheriff’s Department is investigating.
Anyone having information about this incident is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110, contact Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040 or send an anonymous text to TIP411 (847411). Type the key word, “KCSO,” prior to the message.
—Additional reporting by
This is part of the May 04, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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