TSCRA Crime Watch: Saddles, tack, other items stolen in Northwestern Oklahoma

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TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in northwestern Oklahoma, reports the theft of saddles, tack and other items from a horse trailer in Nowata County.  On Feb. 8 a thief or thieves cut a padlock on a horse trailer to steal a Dale Martin USTRC 2003 Red Rock Classic roping saddle with a 15 1/2-inch seat; a Corriente 2012 Gabriel Ortega Benefit Champion Header roping saddle with a 16-inch seat; a CSI saddle pad; numerous other saddle pads; headstalls with bits and reins; tie-downs; assorted splints, bell and skid boots; Classic Rope bag and assorted nylon team roping ropes; buckets; a hanging trailer bag and hay bags; Champion brand generators, yellow lawn chairs and a Black and Decker tool set. If you have any Read more…

Sentence handed down in Wilbarger County cattle theft case

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A Chillicothe, Texas, man was sentenced with restitution Tues., Feb. 17 after pleading guilty to third degree theft of livestock and 2 counts of hindering a secured creditor. TSCRA Special Ranger Scott Williamson led the investigation. The Wilbarger County District Attorney Staley Heatly prosecuted the case.  Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle stolen in Central Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in Central Texas, reports the theft of 8 head of cattle from a property in Hill County. Some time between Jan. 25 and Feb. 4, a thief or thieves cut a lock on a gate to steal 3 black Angus-type and 5 white Charolais-type cows weighing approximately 1200 pounds, each. The cows were branded with a running W on the left hip. Please contact Special Ranger Wills at 254-223-2330 or the Hill County Sheriff’s Department at 254-582-5313 if you have any information in this case.

Denver City man pleads guilty to federal offense theft of livestock

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A Denver City, Texas, man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal offense of theft of livestock after he lied to a federal agent claiming ownership of cattle that were not his. TSCRA  Special Ranger Michael Barr led the investigation. Read more…

Cow thieves beware: Oklahoma is out to punish you

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As beef prices hover at record highs, lawmakers in Oklahoma are going to great lengths to combat cattle theft. Bills are in the works  to crack down on the theft of livestock, farm animals and the use of drones by thieves to monitor properties. The Washington Post talked to the head of TSCRA’s Law Enforcement Larry Gray about the often lucrative crime of cattle theft and what is being done to increase penalties for offenders and prevent repeat offenses.  Read more at The Washington Post…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Livestock trailer stolen in west Central Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Joe Roberts, Dist. 16 in west Central Texas, reports the theft of a  livestock trailer from a riding club arena near Hamlin in Jones County some time between Feb. 7 and Feb. 11. The trailer is a black 32-foot Delco gooseneck livestock trailer with a full green tarp and the name “Bailey” visible under peeling paint on the nose. The trailer has VIN #5WWGB3238B6001522 and didn’t have a back left tire and wheel at the time. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special Ranger Roberts at 325-701-4667.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Hay torched in Texas, Cow shot and butchered in Oklahoma

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TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15, reports 200 bales of hay set on fire in Hill County, Texas, and Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5, seeks information on a cow shot and partially butchered in Rogers County, Okla., near Chelsea. Read more…

New Braunfels man arrested on charges of third degree theft of livestock

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New Braunfels man was arrested Tuesday on 3 charges of third degree theft of cattle. William Keith Henson, 54, is accused of stealing the cattle during 4 different transactions over a 15 month period from New Braunfels ranch where he was employed as the ranch manager. TSCRA Special Rangers Max Hartmann and Gary Baros led the investigation. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cows missing, shot in Oklahoma,

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TSCRA John Cummings, Dist. 5 in northeast Oklahoma, reports the death of two cows shot from a Wagoner County road near Porter some time between Jan. 21 and 22. One cow was brown and between 7 to 8 years old with an ear tag reading #5W. The second cow was a white cow, aged 5 to 7 years, with ear tag #H7. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888. TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in south Central Oklahoma, reports a cow missing from a Stephens County pasture near Bray. The cow is black, weighs approximately 1200 pounds, has a ZZ brand on the left hip, a right ear tip notch and a white ear Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle missing in Oklahoma

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TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in Oklahoma, reports the theft of 4 cows from a property near Ratliff City in Carter County and 11 calves from a pasture near Stroud in Okfuskee County. Read more…

Authorities seek information on Osage County cattle theft

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TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier and the Osage County Sheriff’s Department are seeking information on the theft of 12 head of calves that were stolen sometime between Tues., Nov. 11, 2014, and Wed., Nov. 19, 2014, from an Osage County ranch near Wynona, Okla. Read more…

Ardmore man convicted of knowingly concealing stolen cattle

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Cody Wayne Blalock, 28, of  Ardmore, Okla., was convicted Dec. 16, 2014, of knowingly concealing stolen property (cattle). Blalock pleaded guilty to selling 2 stolen steers to subjects in Jefferson County in the summer of 2014. The cattle were identified by their registered brands and returned to the rightful owners near Ardmore. TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cargo trailer stolen in Oklahoma

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TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 3 in Oklahoma, reports the theft of a cargo trailer from a property near Stilwell in Adair County. Stolen was a white 12-foot Wells Cargo brand cargo trailer with black frame, tandem axle, 6-spoke white wheels and a vertically-mounted spare tire on the trailer’s tongue. If you have any information regarding this trailer, please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888.

Cattle thefts on the rise amid higher beef prices

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Putting beef on the table could be getting even more expensive. One reason — cattle thefts are on the rise. More and more cows are disappearing from North Texas ranches as cattle rustling becomes more lucrative. Read more or watch the video at CBS DFW…

Fairfax man arrested on larceny of livestock charge

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A Fairfax, Okla., man was arrested in Oklahoma City, Thursday and charged with larceny of domestic animals. Garrett Mitchell Gibson, 26, was arrested after Gibson allegedly stole seven head of cows from a neighboring rancher located in the Big Bend area of Osage County. TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation and made the arrest. Read more…

Second Arkansas man arrested in cattle theft case

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A second Arkansas man was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 17 and placed in the Ouachita County, Ark., jail as a suspect in the theft of approximately 70 head of cattle across Texas and Arkansas. The suspect, Levi Boyd, 37, of Camden, Ark. was arrested by TSCRA Special Rangers Toney Hurley and Brent Mast in Camden Ark., after the special rangers met with the Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle missing in west Central Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Scott Williamson, Dist. 8 in west Central Texas, reports 5 head of cattle missing from a property near Peacock in Stonewall County.Missing since Oct 15 are 2 black heifers, weighing approximately 500 pounds, each, with a bar over X on the right hip and an overbit in each ear; 2 black calves weighing approximately 225 pounds, each, with no brands or marks; and one black cow with unknown brands or marks. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special Ranger Williamson at 940-889-2269.

Arkansas man arrested for theft of livestock after manhunt

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Bradley Wayne Guthrey, 25, of North Little Rock, Ark., was arrested in Carthage Dec. 9 and charged with multiple felonies after it was revealed that he was involved in the theft of a total of approximately 70 head of cattle across Texas and Arkansas. Guthrey was also wanted on outstanding warrants out of Oklahoma and Arkansas. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Gooseneck trailer stolen in south Central Texas

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TSCRA Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in Central Texas, reports the theft of a gooseneck trailer from a property near Marlin in Falls County some time between Dec. 7 and 8. The trailer is a 2008 dark gray 20-foot Gooseneck brand with a dark gray canvas top, VIN No. 16GS420258B062533. It may have the Texas license plate DJJ-B11, which was stolen from another trailer. If you have any information about this trailer, please call Special Ranger Wills at 254-865-2571.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Calves missing in Osage County

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TSCRA Special Ranger Bert Perrier, Dist. 4 in northwest Oklahoma, reports 12 calves missing from a property near Wynona in Osage County. The dozen calves, which went missing sometime between Nov. 11 and 19, are mixed black, red or spotted heifers and steers weighing from 250 to 600 pounds, each. The calves have a Box L brand on the left hip and a notch under the left ear. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special Ranger Perrier at 918-275-4257.