The Bridgewater Democratic and Republican Town Committees have issued a joint statement about recent political sign theft and vandalism, and are offering a reward. The chairs of the groups say the incidents are an attack on democracy and the political process that both parties are pledged to support. They joined the First Selectman in confirming that the behavior is criminal and hope that technology in the form of security cameras will record the identities of the perpetrators. The town committees are offering a $1,000 for the arrest and conviction of anyone engaged in these illegal acts. The chairs of the town committees say the behavior is a threat to the rights of all citizens to express their political beliefs and is condemned by both major political parties.