Thieves steal Germantown police ‘We Support Our Police' signs

Posted at 10:13 PM, Aug 15, 2017

GERMANTOWN -- Germantown neighbors have noticed signs that read “We Support Our Police” for the local department have gone missing.

"I don't know if it's just people that don't support the police department or just want to make a statement," said Ginger Sberna.

Many are thankful some of the signs are still standing and are proud to have one in their front yard.

"Just so people are aware when they're driving around the neighborhood that we support our police and we're here for them," said Sheree Jones.

The Germantown police chief said the thieves have been sporadic. They've stolen about 10 signs in two weeks.

"That happens in spurts where someone decides that they're gonna for a week or two take a bunch of signs," said Germantown Chief Peter Hoell.

He called the whole thing frustrating.

"Why can't they have this property, show their support and have it respected without someone taking it," Hoell said.

While neighbors are disappointed, some figured it was bound to happen.

"I wasn't surprised," Jones said.

"I believe that there's always controversy everywhere but if a lousy little sign I don't understand what's going on with that," Sberna said.

Hoell said his department can look past the negative.

"The warmth is overpowering to what's going on with the thefts," he said. 

There will be signs available at the police department starting Monday. They cost $10.