TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle and calves missing in Oklahoma

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TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in Oklahoma, reports a Charolais heifer missing in Washington County, 3 cow/calf pairs estray and missing in Kingfisher County and 2 red Angus bull calves missing in Carter County. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Angus cow missing in northeast Oklahoma

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TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in Eastern Oklahoma reports a black Angus cow missing some time between Aug. 31 and Sept. 5 from a property in Wagoner County. The 6-year-old cow weighs approximately 1000 pounds, has a BAR G brand on the left hip or shoulder and a yellow ear tag in the left ear printed with “X4.” If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle missing, possibly stolen in East Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand, Dist. 13 in East Texas, reports two cases of missing cattle. On Aug. 10, 2 Charolais bulls were discovered missing from a property near Winnsboro in Wood County. The bulls are mature, gentle herd bulls with an “S” brand on the left hip. Special Ranger Hand also reports 8 cattle stolen from a property near Overton in Rusk County. Missing since the end of August and possibly stolen are 2 black Brangus cows branded with a connected WK on the left hip, 5 unbranded black Brangus yearlings and 1 unbranded red Brangus yearling. One cow was left behind that died in a closed corral before being discovered. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Hand Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Beefmaster bull calf missing in northeast Oklahoma

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TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in northeast Oklahoma, reports a bull calf missing from a property near Pawhuska in Osage County. The Beefmaster calf went missing sometime during the week of Aug. 20 and is dark red, weighing approximately 650 to 700 pounds. The calf is not branded, ear tagged or notched. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special Ranger Perrier at 918-275-4257.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Calves and trailers stolen in southeast Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast, Dist. 22 in southeast Texas, reports the theft of 14 calves, a bumper-pull trailer and a 2-horse side-by-side trailer from a property in Waller County some time between Aug. 25 and 27. The calves weighed between 170 and 250 pounds, each, and are described as 6 black heifer calves, 6 black bull calves, 1 brown and white bull calf and 1 red whiteface bull calf. The bumper pull trailer is a brown 16-foot older model WW brand and the horse trailer was a blue 2-horse side-by-side WW brand. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special Ranger Mast at 936-851-0122.

Crime Watch: ATV stolen in South Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Robin Clark, Dist. 28 in far South Texas, reports the theft of an all-terrain vehicle from property in Frio County. Some time between Aug. 24 and 27, a thief or thieves cut locks on both a gate and barn at the property south of Big Foot to steal the green 2011 Polaris Ranger, VIN no. 4XARH45A8BB072071. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Clark at 830-278-5778.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Bulls, yearlings missing in Oklahoma

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TSCRA Special Ranger John Bradshaw, Dist. 9 in southern Oklahoma, reports 10 head of mix-bred muley yearlings missing from a property in Waurika on July 25. The cattle are different colors, weigh approximately 650 to 750 pounds, each, and have a “C over lazy K” brand on the left hip. If you have any information on these cattle, please call Special Ranger Bradshaw at 940-389-6123. TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in eastern Oklahoma also reports a bull missing from a property near Blanco in Pittsburg County some time between Aug. 4 and Aug. 8. The bull is a 5 or 6 year old Angus bull weighing approximately 1800 pounds with a W over a bar brand on the left hip. If you have any information on this bull, please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888. Read more…

Louisiana man arrested for a second time on theft charges

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A Louisiana man was arrested Monday, Aug. 18 for the second time this year in Salisaw, Okla., and charged with second degree theft of livestock. TSCRA Special Ranger Toney Hurley led the investigation. Jacob Thompson, 30, was arrested by TSCRA Special Rangers Kent Dowell and Bart Perrier on a theft of livestock warrant out of Hopkins County in East Texas. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Disc mower and caddy stolen in Oklahoma

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TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in northeast Oklahoma, reports the theft of a disc mower and caddy on Aug. 10 or 11 from a property in Mayes County. The 2011 Vermeer is a yellow model 8040 10-foot rotary disc mower, Serial no. 1VR3070Z0A3002044. The caddy is a red single-axle Stoney Point brand with white markings and the owner’s name written on the tongue. If you have any information on this theft, please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle missing in South Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Steve Martin, Dist. 30 in far South Texas, reports cattle missing from a property in Karnes County. Some time between June 22 and 30, 14 cow-calf pairs disappeared from the property on FM 2201. The 14 cows are 5 year-old cross breed tiger stripe, with a few looking mostly like Charolais, branded with a DT on their left hip. The 14 calves are of various color and weigh 200 to 300 pounds, each. The calves are not branded. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Martin at 361-358-8851.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Miniature horse stolen in South Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Tommy Charbula, Dist. 24 South Texas, reports the theft July 17 of a miniature horse from a barn near Alleyton in Colorado County. Missing is a 1-year-old filly, 26 inches high, weighing approximately 125 pounds with a black and white pinto pattern. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Tractors, hay rake stolen in South Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Tommy Charbula, Dist. 24 in South Texas, reports the theft of three tractors and a 10-wheel hay rake from a property in eastern Fort Bend County near Acola. Stolen on July 9 was a John Deere tractor model 6430 Premium, VIN 1o6430h515536. This tractor has an air-conditioned cab and a model 563 front end loader with a hay spear. Also taken was a John Deere 65 horsepower tractor with a front end loader and a hay spear. This tractor does not have a cab and has a toolbox mounted on the front bumper. The third tractor stolen January 2014 is a 2012 New Holland model T5070, VIN zcjh16342, with an air-conditioned cab and a model 825TL front end loader. Also missing is Read more…

Three Washington County men arrested on livestock theft charges

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Three Washington County Men were arrested and charged with third degree felony theft of livestock after they were accused of stealing calves from a rancher in Burton. Earl Wain Mathis, 47, and Donnell Patterson, 17, were arrested July 25. Arthur Gantt Reliford, 38, was arrested July 24. TSCRA Special Ranger Doug Hutchison led the investigation. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Ranch truck stolen in southern Oklahoma

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TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in South Oklahoma reports the theft of a truck from a property in Bryan County. On July 25, a suspect or suspects drove the 1997 Dodge 2-door 1-ton flatbed pickup through a barbed-wire fence and off the property near Bokchito. The truck has the Oklahoma license plate 791-ICF, truck’s VIN is 1B6MF36D7VJ548319 and had a white 3C cube feeder and a black metal push bumper. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Perrier at 918-275-4257.

Shelby County man arrested on livestock theft charge

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A Shelby County man turned himself in to authorities Monday, July 21, after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with felony theft of livestock and released on a $4,000 bond. Hollis Neel Farris, 53, a rancher and poultry producer, was accused of taking his neighbor’s stray bull to an east Texas sale barn, pocketing the funds and denying to the victim ever seeing the bull after selling it. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle, horse missing in Central Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in southern Central Texas, reports the theft of a horse from a Hubbard event arena in Hill County July 22. Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson, Dist. 14 in eastern Central Texas, also reports 31 head of cross breed branded cattle missing in Freestone County. Read more…

Ranchers and landowners reminded not to leave keys, firearms, in vehicles

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TSCRA Special Rangers, Texas law enforcement and border security authorities would like to remind ranchers and landowners in South and West Texas near the Mexican border to not leave keys, firearms or ammunition in vehicles. Theft of ranch vehicles, including ATVs and tractors, by border crossers has been on the increase, leading to damaged fences and equipment. Firearms and ammunition left in these vehicles could fall into the wrong hands and endanger law enforcement personnel and landowners.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Hay baler stolen in Fort Bend County

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TSCRA Special Ranger Tommy Charbula, Dist. 24 in South Texas, reports the theft of a hay baler from a property in Fort Bend County. On June 20 a thief or thieves cut a lock to steal the 2012 John Deere round hay baler, model 568, VIN 1E00568XCCC388730. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Charbula at 361-782-5209. On June 20 this hay baler was stolen from a property in Fort Bend County.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle missing in Bell County

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TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in Central Texas reports cattle missing from a property in Bell County. The cattle are 14 mostly black crossbred steers weighing approximately 600 pounds, each, and went missing some time between May 8 and June 25. The cattle were branded with a Y on the right rib. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Wills at 254-865-2571.

South Texas man charged with obtaining property by false pretenses

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A South Texas man has been charged with a felony of obtaining property by false pretenses and a warrant was issued for his arrest in Bryan County, Okla. on Thursday. The investigation was led by TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier. On June 6, the suspect, Raymond James “RJ” Fleming, 30, purchased 40 head of livestock from the Caddo Livestock Auction, located in Bryan County, for $52,000 and issued the auction a check for purchase. Later on the same day, Fleming wrote another check to the same auction in the amount of $60,805 for the purchase of 23 additional head of cattle. Both checks were returned due to insufficient funds. Read more…