A Nora Springs man has been charged in connection with damage to the “Main Street USA” sign in downtown Clear Lake earlier this month.
Clear Lake Police say 21-year-old Matthew Arthur was charged with criminal mischief in the incident which occurred during the early morning hours of July 3rd. The event was caught by Clear Lake City Hall security cameras and was posted on the police department’s Facebook Page. Police say investigators were able to locate the SUV that Arthur got into to leave the scene and were then able to identify him. Arthur was a passenger.
Court documents show Arthur was seen intentionally destroying the sign before running and getting in the vehicle. Upon further investigation, Clear Lake Police were able to locate Arthur who told officers he takes full responsibility for the sign being damaged.