Twelve yard signs supporting Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller's re-election were reported stolen within hours from the residences where they were posted, according to Mr. Mueller.
The signs had been placed in front of residences on Santa Cruz Avenue, Cloud Avenue, Rosefield Way and Bellair Way, Mr. Mueller said, and appeared to have been pulled quickly off of their posts on fences, plants and mailboxes. The incident has been reported to the police, he said.
"Obviously I'm disappointed," said Mr. Mueller. "It's just going to be a really difficult campaign if signs are stolen within 12 hours," he said, adding that it could be "a huge waste of campaign contributors' money, time and effort."
In his last campaign, he said, signs would go missing occasionally. But to have 12 signs ripped out "over a large geographic area is unusual," he said.