A Princeton resident was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing 21 business lawn signs valued at $470. The lawn signs for Princeton Computer Tutor and Repairs allegedly were taken between June 30 of 2013 and July of this year. The lawn signs were taken from Rosedale Road near Elm Road.
John Mulvey, 67, a professor of operations research and financial engineering at Princeton University, was charged with theft after police conducted an investigation into the missing lawn signs. Mulvey was in possession of all of the lawn signs and returned them to the police, undamaged. Police returned the signs to the victim, Ted Horodynsky. A court date is pending.
Many residents dislike the lawn signs that advertise local businesses or promote political candidates. Some residents would like to see the town manage the placement of signs better, while others want them banned.