03/16/2016 20:18 EDT | Updated 03/17/2017 01:12 EDT

Moose Jaw police looking into damaged Saskatchewan Party election sign

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Police are looking into complaints about damaged election signs in Moose Jaw, Sask.

One photo circulating on social media shows a large campaign sign for Saskatchewan Party's Warren Michelson torn and ripped from its wooden posts.

Insp. Rick McKenna with Moose Jaw police said one complaint pertains to that sign.

He says a witness told police two men were seen leaving in a blue SUV from the spot where a sign had been damaged.

McKenna said officers got another call about damaged signs along the same stretch of Thatcher Drive, but he couldn't say what candidate or party they involved.

He said people who destroy election signs can face criminal charges including public mischief and vandalism.

McKenna said it may seem trivial to some, but police take these activities seriously.

“We live in a free and democratic society and we expect civility from people,” McKenna said.


CKOM, The Canadian Press