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Published: Saturday, 11/3/2012

4 charged in thefts of Romney/Ryan signs in Perrysburg


Perrysburg police Friday issued misdemeanor citations to four men in connection with stolen political signs.

Those charged with receiving stolen property included John Russell, 39, of Toledo and Chris Monaghan 41, of Rossford. Both are listed on the Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 Web site as business agents for the union’s Toledo district.

The men were in a pickup registered to Local 33 in Parma, Ohio, police said.

Also cited were Corey J. Beaubien, 37, and Sean Bresler, 33, both of Toledo.

A Tea Party Web site reported Friday that the truck was loaded with Romney/Ryan signs. Perrysburg police did not confirm that, but a police incident report said that the summonses were issued about 12:30 a.m. in the 11100 block of Fremont Pike “after several reports were taken of political signs being stolen in the city of Perrysburg.”

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