Police: Flashing radar sign stolen in Chesco

Posted: May 22, 2014

Missing: One flashing speed-radar sign from a Chester County road.

Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police say one of their Safepace 100 Speed Radar signs has been stolen. The sign, which has a digital display showing the speeds of passing cars, was last seen on a sign post at the intersection of Barker Drive and High Meadow Lane between April 22 and April 30.

The signs are not cheap, costing over $2,100, said Lt. William Cahill.

Police don't have any suspects but they have checked Craigslist, local pawn shops, worked with other police departments, and even contacted the manufacturer to see if anyone tried to get the sign repaired.

"They were able to pry it off the sign post," said Cahill.

The flashing signs are great tools, police say, doing the work of officers in reminding motorists to slow down. The signs even collect data to evaluate needs for police enforcement, Cahill said.

"We are hoping to get it back," said Cahill. There will be no questions asked if an anonymous calls lead investigators to the sign, he said.

"If we get it by other means, someone is going to get locked up," he said.

Police ask anyone with information to call 610-692-9600. Anonymous tips can also be left on the station voice mail at 610-692-9600 between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.

mschaefer@phillynews.com

610-313-8111

@MariSchaefer

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