Since the end of last week, Greenwich Police say they have receiving complaints of theft of political signs.
“We currently have one open investigation and have made an arrest in another different case,” said Captain Mark Zuccerella, adding that there was a third case they investigated that led to juveniles being responsible.
All political signs on public property need to be removed after Election Day.
“As for the election, our goal is to secure every person’s right to vote safely and without fear,” he continued. “We have been in close communication with election officials and other law enforcement entities to learn of any plans to impede voters, and our goal is to respond to those swiftly if they occur.”
“We are mindful of not unnecessarily positioning ourselves at the entrance to a polling place, where people sign in to vote, at the balloting location, or any other place that may inadvertently lead people to believe we are there to influence the act of voting or to monitor the process in an inappropriate way,” Zuccerella said.
On Monday around 11:30pm, Greenwich Police arrested a local woman they caught removing a political sign in the area of Maple Ave and East Putnam Ave.
Nicole Rincon, 25, was charged with Larceny 6 and Criminal Mischief 4 after officers on routine patrol in central Greenwich spotted her removing a political sign, bending it in half and taking it into her vehicle.
Rincon was released on a promise to appear in Stamford Superior Court on Jan 8, 2021.