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Augusta man indicted on charge he stole Richmond County signs

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 3:07 PM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 1:15 AM
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A grand jury indicted an Augusta man this week on a theft by receiving stolen property charge after investigators said he collected several signs belonging to Richmond County.

The indictment against Alan Haskins, of the 3400 block of Jonathan Circle, lists the stolen property as: 12 stop signs; five street signs; two dual-arrow signs; two yield signs; one weight-limit sign; one “Do Not Enter” sign; and one “Pullman Hall” sign.

Investigators said they were alerted to Campbell’s Recycling Center, 250 Dan Bowles Road, by employees after Haskins sold them the signs. The signs were reported stolen from the Traffic Engineering Sign Shop, 1815 Marvin Griffin Road.

The indictment lists the collective value of the signs at greater than $500. Arresting officers placed the total value at $1,100.

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BamaMan
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BamaMan 01/19/12 - 04:32 pm
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Let that be a lesson to you

Let that be a lesson to you kids that think it's neat to have one in your room.

david jennings
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david jennings 01/19/12 - 06:27 pm
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probably more to do with

probably more to do with scrap than novelty

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 01/19/12 - 10:30 pm
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Should it not say Haskin

Should it not say Haskin 'tried' to sell those signs to Campbell's?
I am sure that company did not pay him for these street signs.
They did the right thing reporting it to law enforcement.

proudgunowner
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proudgunowner 01/20/12 - 08:47 am
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The story clearly states that
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The story clearly states that Haskins sold them the signs. Had they turned him away they would not have found his identity to report to the police. Sellers of scrap have to show ID to sell metal now. Kudos to the scrapyard for working with the police to catch this thief!

0697
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0697 01/20/12 - 11:10 am
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