BHPD Investigating Theft of Campaign Signs

The theft of campaign signs promoting a Beverly Hills City Council candidate has prompted a criminal investigation and the identification of at least one possible suspect, according to a Feb. 14 news release from the Beverly Hills Police Department.

Investigators have managed to identify at least one possible suspect and are working to determine if others were involved. The BHPD has not identified the suspect or victim, citing the need to preserve the integrity of an ongoing investigation.

Dillon Arreola, a spokesperson for candidate Nooshin Meshkaty, told the Courier that a large number of her signs have been taken, but added, “I can not confirm if the person who was caught was going after our signs.”

BHPD Lt. Andrew Myers told the Courier that the signs reported stolen belonged to one candidate and were taken from locations throughout the city.

As of press time, no one has been arrested or cited in connection with the thefts. Once the investigation is concluded, the BHPD will present its findings to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office for consideration.

“Regardless of the outcome of this investigation or this campaign, as residents of Beverly Hills, we must come together to spread love and support for one another no matter our race, ethnicity, gender, or faith,” Meshkaty said in a statement. “I firmly believe that as candidates we should be leaders and role models in promoting unity, respect, and transparency, rather than creating division or perpetuating hate. We are a civil city after all.”

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