Vandals create traffic hazards overnight

Traffic cones, street signs and other hazards left on busy roadways

RCMP are looking for suspects who placed street signs, traffic cones and other obstacles on roadways early Wednesday morning.

Police removed a number of obstacles placed on Taylor Drive, and 67th Street between 52nd Avenue and Clearview Ridge neighbourhood at about 3 a.m.

A large metal garbage can and a large box were left in the middle of 67th Street east of the bridge. Four street signs pulled out at 67th Street and Riverside Drive were also laid across driving lanes as well as traffic cones.

More street signs were ripped up near Gaetz Avenue and 67th Street and left on the road along with traffic cones and a street sign that had been taken from the Clearview neighbourhood.

“The objects appeared to have been placed with the deliberate intention of causing collisions,” say police. There were no reports of vehicle damage.

Anyone with information is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at

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