One person was arrested and three others were summoned early Sunday morning, Oct. 2 after police foiled an alleged series of street sign thefts.

According to records at the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, 19-year-old Benjamin Holt of Skowhegan was arrested on charges of theft by receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

In addition, 19-year-old Zachary D. Monroe of Hope, 20-year-old Leeann R. Reid of Kittery and 19-year-old Gradey Michonski of Norridgewock were each issued summonses for criminal mischief. Michonski was also summoned on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

Waldo County Chief Deputy Bob Keating said police received a report of four people “milling around in the area of Depot Street in Unity” at about 1:40 a.m. Sgt. Dale Brown and deputies Jordan Tozier and Nick Oettinger responded just as police were getting another report of four people “messing with the wording” on the marquee sign outside Spanky’s Pizza.

The deputies drove through the area in search of the foursome, and Keating said Brown searched the area on foot. Eventually, Keating said, the officers met up with the subjects at an apartment building located on Thorndike Road.

Once at the residence, Keating, said, the officers recovered five street signs, including a stop sign, a residential marker, two no parking signs and another sign that Keating said was not easily legible.

Holt was arrested because he resides at the apartment where the signs were found, Keating said.