According to, Frying Pan Lane, Wiggin Way, Christie Lane, Grace Lane, and others have had their signs recently stolen. Police have taken notice, and Chief John Scippa told them "There's clearly costs involved here. You have to purchase a sign, and there's man hours that goes in to replacing it. This is a costly crime. On top of that, it impacts public safety. It's more than just a prank."

Depending on the amount stolen, the thief or thieves could be charged with felony theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact Stratham police at (603) 778-9691.