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Troopers report vandalism on POW, theft in Saxman

On April 11 at about 1 p.m., Klawock troopers received a call from an employee of the Klawock Department of Transportation reporting that they had found numerous road signs spray painted between Klawock and Hollis.

The cost to repair the signs is about $800. Anyone with information that would lead to a suspect is encouraged to call the Klawock State Troopers.

On Monday, at about 2 p.m., Troopers in Ketchikan were notified of a theft from a vehicle. The night before, someone reportedly stole a white iPhone from an unlocked vehicle parked at a residence in Saxman. The estimated loss is $100.

Troopers encourage citizens to not leave valuables inside their vehicles and also to lock their vehicles when left unattended. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan.

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