On September 19, 2017 at approximately 10:06 AM Prescott Police Officers responded to the area of Willow Creek Road and Pioneer Parkway after receiving a report of a theft of campaign signs in progress. The caller then indicated that he was in traffic following the suspect. Officers then contacted both individuals in the area of 200 E. Sheldon Street.
Officers contacted the reporting party who stated that he saw the suspect actively removing political signage from the fence, on private property in the area of Willow Creek Road and Pioneer Parkway. He also said that he had video footage of the incident.
Officers viewed the video and spoke with Randy Humber, a 67-year-old Prescott man, who admitted to taking the signs down. Humber further stated that he was just trying to clean up the area. At this time, it does not appear that Humber was targeting any particular candidate. No further evidence of any additional crimes was located.
On September 18, the City of Prescott Communications and Public Affairs office issued a formal advisory against the removal of Campaign Signs. The Prescott Police Department is aware of other political signs being illegally removed and encourages anyone with information about these thefts to contact the Prescott Police Department at 928-777-1988.
Humber was cited and released for theft.