Four adults and one juvenile have been charged with the theft and malicious destruction of hundreds of political campaign signs, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said yesterday.
Police said those charged stole nearly 300 signs posted on roadways throughout the county last month as part of a scavenger hunt and then threw them into a community pond off Route 543. Most of the signs were destroyed. Charged were Matthew Overton Kent, 18, of Abingdon, and Gregory Mitchell Coudon, 18, Adam Joseph Devine, 19, and Andrew William Smith, 18, all of Bel Air. The juvenile was not identified. All five remain free pending trial.