$500 reward offered in Cambria sign vandalism

Winery sign vandalized late Thursday or early Friday in East Village

betling@thetribunenews.comAugust 30, 2013 

Winery workers use solvents to clean black paint from the new Stolo Family Winery wine in Cambria's East Village on Friday afternoon.

BERT ETLING — betling@thetribunenews.com Buy Photo

Vandals spray-painted a new sign in Cambria’s East Village on Thursday evening or Friday morning, Aug. 29 or 30. A $500 reward will be given to anyone offering information leading to apprehension of the person or people who defaced the sign alerting Main Street motorists about Stolo Family Winery, according to Maria Stolo Bennetti, the winery’s general manager.

The sign was recently posted with permission of property owner Ralph Covell, Bennetti said, and in compliance with county codes regulating signage size and placement. The winery is about 2 miles east of Cambria.

The sign is across the street from The Cambrian office, near the Community Health Centers clinic. It was still unmarked as of 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and had been scrawled over with black spray paint by 6:30 a.m. Friday, witnesses said.

Anyone with information about the crime can call the Sheriff's Coast Station at 528-6083 or with winery at 924-3131.

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