Lewiston police investigate stop sign vandalism on Normal Hill

A Lewiston man faces felony charges in connection to the vandalism of a dozen stop signs in the Normal Hill area.

Lewiston Police officers late Thursday night responded to a hit-and-run accident in the area of 8th Street and 9th Avenue just before 11 o’clock, and found a stop sign had been run over and was lying in the street. That led to police discovering an additional 11 stop signs that had been intentionally run over, with an estimated total damage of $2,000.

A few hours later, officers discovered a 1999 Ford F350 pickup with damage consistent with the vandalism.

40-year-old Joshua Harrison admitted to damaging the signs and was charged with felony malicious injury to property.

Meanwhile, temporary stop signs are in place for the time being until the city can get enough parts to fix the damaged signs. LPD asks that drivers be cautious while the temporary signs are in use. (LPD)