A $250 reward was offered today for information leading to the arrest of the thieves who made off with a Riverside County Supervisor candidate’s signs.
More than 20 large campaign signs belonging to Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries, R-Murrieta, were stolen this week in what one supporter called a “well-orchestrated attack.”
“Kevin Jeffries is running a grassroots campaign,” Inland Empire Taxpayers’ Association founder Chris Mann said. “Kevin’s signs have all been installed by volunteers. Allowing this kind of criminal activity to help aid in the incumbent’s desperate quest for re-election is repulsive.”
Jeffries is challenging 20-year Supervisor Bob Buster for his first district seat in what’s shaping up to be a tight race. It’s Buster’s first run-off election. Jeffries is being termed out of his Assembly seat.
According to the Jeffries’ campaign, which is putting up the reward, the signs were posted on private property in Lake Elsinore, Lakeland Village, Temescal Valley and Wildomar.
A gas station surveillance camera captured one of the thefts, but it was uncertain whether the evidence would be sufficient to provide any clues as to the suspects’ identities.
Anyone with information was urged to call the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (951) 776-1099, or the Jeffries campaign at (951) 678-4730.