SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency received the following anonymous letter the week of Aug. 25:

"I had some guests over the weekend that decided it would be a funny prank to steal the Tsunami signs. I found out the morning after and told them I would call the police if they didn't put them back. They took and dropped them somewhere on Pioneer road 'where they could be found.' Here is some money that I hope will pay for the labor to replace them. I'm sorry for the trouble.


A Citizen that appreciates the efforts for our safety"

Enclosed with the anonymous letter was $200 in cash. The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency would like the anonymous citizen to know that his/her honesty and concern is greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, Pacific County Sheriff's Office Deputies and Emergency Management Officials have been unable to locate the signs along Pioneer Road, and would appreciate any further anonymous information relating to the possible location of the signs.

Replacement of stolen public safety signs, tsunami evacuation signs in particular, continues to be an on-going concern and cost to the agency. The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency estimates that over $5,000 per year is spent locating and replacing stolen signs. Efforts such as those of the anonymous citizen are greatly valued. Anyone - including those persons wishing to remain anonymous - with any information regarding stolen signs may contact the Sheriff's Office at 642-9397, or the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency office at 642-9340.

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