Vandals strike Mimosa, Bayou Gauche street signs
The St. Charles Parish Public Works Department has been working to replace and/or clean multiple stop signs and speed limit signs along Primrose Drive after vandals spray painted them over the weekend.
Signs were vandalized along Primrose Drive from Valencia Drive to St. Nicholas Street. Vandals also spray painted signs in Bayou Gauche last week.
While older signs can be cleaned easily with a paint remover, replacing newer signs cost taxpayers money, according to St. Charles Parish Risk Manager Monique Granier. She said that the parish must spend $25 plus the cost of labor to change the newer, retroreflective signs. Retroreflective signs bounce light from vehicle headlights back towards the vehicle and the driver’s eyes, making the signs and markings appear brighter and easier to see and read.
Because of rampant vandalism last year, the council raised the maximum fine for injuring, defacing or destroying parish property from $100 to $500. Members of the public are encouraged to call either the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 783-6807 or the Emergency Operations Center at (985) 783-5050 to report illegal vandalization activity on any public property.
Parish officials are also asking residents with any knowledge about the most recent incidents to call the above numbers with any information.
Additionally, any residents who live in the area of the vandalism and have surveillance cameras pointing towards the street are asked to check video from over the weekend for any unusual activity.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
An auto theft ring operating in St. Charles Parish is targeting Chevrolet trucks...
The release of toxic, potentially hazardous gases into the atmosphere through local...
The National School Board Association has announced St. Charles Parish Public...
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats lost only their second game all season when they fell...
Over the past six years, a local couple has been transplanting saplings into the...
A 31-year-old Hahnville graduate has gone missing in Hammond and police are asking...
Visit The Basketry to find the perfect gifts for birthdays, holidays, weddings, anniversaries and children, or just come in and treat yourself. The Basketry offers free local hand delivery, and we're happy to ship your gifts to any location worldwide.
Luling slugger inducted into Loyola Hall of Fame - 1017 views
A pillar of the St. Charles Parish community was recently inducted into the hall of fame at a local university on the merits of his baseball play in the late 1950s and early 1960s.