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Sheriff's Office says people are stealing high water road signs

Posted at 9:13 AM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 10:13:50-04

WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. — The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office says people are stealing road signs that are marking off high water areas.

This poses a dangerous threat to drivers who do not know about high water in the area, the Sheriff's Office says.

On Sunday around midnight, officials said they responded to a 911 call that a vehicle had driven into high water in the area of East 670 Road and South 280 Road. Officials were able to wade through chest deep water and rescue the driver.

“These signs are put up to prevent citizens from entering dangerous areas. The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office will prosecute anyone caught removing county signs to the fullest extent of the law,” said Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliot.

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