DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. – The Delaware County Republican Party said vandals struck at their office last week.
Someone threw two landscaping bricks through a window on Oct. 8. Signs for Donald Trump and Todd Young were hanging on the window at the time, according to the group’s Facebook page.
Officials said it would cost about $1,200 to replace the broken window and said anyone interested in helping cover the cost could donate online.
4 Fast Facts
- Vandals throw bricks through windows at Delaware County Republican Party Office
- Damage is estimated at $1,200, the group said
- County sheriff says reports of stolen political signs are on the rise
- Those caught removing signs without authorization could face charges
This week, Delaware County Sheriff Ray Dudley said his office has received reports of campaign signs being taken from yards in the Yorktown and Mount Pleasant Township area.
Dudley said the reports were being taken seriously and that removing signs without the authority to do so may be criminal conversion under Indiana’s criminal code.
“Everyone has a right to support the candidate of their choice and my office will pursue charges against anyone trying to deprive others of that right,” Dudley said.
Vandalism to the store comes amid heightened tensions with the upcoming presidential election next month. Just days ago, a Republican headquarters in North Carolina was firebombed.