Sunday, March 15, 2015

Stolen Old North Street Signs Recovered (248)

Walking one of my dogs after dark Saturday, March 14, I passed a home that appeared to

have a stacked set of three Old North street signs on view in its well-lighted living room.

Using the flash on the pocket camera I always carry, I achieved a clear photo of the specialty Old North sign attached to two other signs, the bottom one of which starts with the text “5 TH.” That photo is reproduced as Image 1. (The flash distorts the room lighting.)

The supply of the specifically Old North signs is running low and my first thought was to try to get this sign back.

To that end, I contacted the Davis police and met with Officer Edward Ellsworth at my home late Sunday morning, March 15. I told him I did not desire to identify or prosecute whoever stole the signs. I, acting as a founding member of the Old North Neighborhood Association and organizer of the sign program, only wanted the Old North sign back.