The Neosho police department is asking citizens to assist in efforts to reduce crime in the city and to report any suspicious activity in your neighborhoods

The Neosho police department is asking citizens to assist in efforts to reduce crime in the city and to report any suspicious activity in your neighborhoods

David Kennedy, a lieutenant with the department, said several property crimes have been reported during the past few weeks, including such incidents as stealing from vehicles to stealing political signs for the upcoming election.

Heather Bowers, Neosho city council candidate, reported the loss of about 70 political signs to theft over the past couple of weeks. She said lines of signs disappeared along Oak Ridge Drive and Neosho Boulevard, and individual signs elsewhere in the city have been stolen. Bowers said she had to order more.

“The yard signs were 24-by-36, two sides, two color, $12.42 apiece,” she said.

Bowers is offering a $500 reward for the return of the bright red, white and black signs and the positive identification of the thief or thieves. Anyone with information is asked to call the police.

Kennedy advises the community that it is a criminal offense to tamper with or remove any pol.itical signage. He said the police department urges all citizens to provide information on suspicious activity in their areas.