A 20-year-old Caledonia man was arrested on a felony count of criminal damage to property after he drove his truck over several traffic signs, a wooden fence, and mailboxes, according to the Caledonia Police Department.

The man has not been formally charged, but he is in custody at the Racine County Jail. Formal charges are expected to be filed Monday, Feb. 2, said Lt. Gary Larsen, of the Caledonia Police Department.

According to a press release, Caledonia Police responded to a call of a truck running over traffic signs and mailboxes at 2:44 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1. The driver of the truck crashed into nine stop signs and three mailboxes in the Crestview subdivision, and a wooden fence at St. Mary’s on the Lake, 7605 Lakeshore Dr.

Police tracked the man and his car to a residence on Sunrise Rd. His truck has also been impounded by the police.

The Caledonia Highway Department has not been able to replace the signs yet. Motorists are asked to use extreme caution in the following areas as there are no stop signs:

  • Cliffside Dr at Pheasant Tr., Six Mile Rd, and Sunrise Rd.
  • Lakeshore Dr. at Pheasant Tr. and Blackhawk Dr.
  • Brian Dr. at Tara Dr. and Broadleaf Dr.
  • Novak Rd. at Tara Dr.

Damage to the stop signs and wooden fence is estimated at $4,000. The damage to the three mailboxes has not been reported to the police yet.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.