SHAWNEE COUNTY (KSNT) – Two juveniles were spotted trying to steal a political sign in Shawnee County from a local church, on Friday.

According to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, at 11 p.m. on July 22 a deputy on patrol “interrupted” a pair of juveniles who were trying to steal a large political sign from the 8300 block of SW 33rd St. The deputy later found ten other political signs in the juveniles’ vehicle.

Deputy Abigail Christian with the SNSO later told 27 News that the juveniles were trying to steal a “Vote Yes” sign in support of the “Value Them Both” amendment from the Topeka Reformed Presbyterian Church. She also confirmed that this is not an isolated incident and that other reports of vandalism and theft have been received by the SNSO this year.

Criminal charges have been sent to the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office according to Sheriff Brian Hill. Furthermore, Hill sent out a reminder to local residents that stealing or damaging signs is a crime.