TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle missing in East Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Toney Hurley, Dist. 12 in northeast Texas, reports 3 head of cattle missing from a property in Morris County. The three black Angus heifers weighing approximately 700 pounds, each, went missing some time between Oct. 26 and 29. They have white ear tags with numbers on the front and “Rocking F” on the back. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Hurley at 903-945-3236.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle stolen in southeast Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast, Dist. 22 in southeast Texas, reports 8 head of cattle stolen from a property in Leon County.  Stolen some time between Oct. 16 and 30 were 3 black cows, 1 red cow, 3 black bull calves and 1 black heifer calf. The calves weighed approximately 550 to 750 pounds, each. None of the cattle were branded or have earmarks. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Mast at 936-851-0122.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle stolen in southwest Central Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Max Hartmann, Dist. 26 in south Central Texas, reports the theft of 14 head of cattle from a ranch in Menard and Mason counties. Some time after Oct. 6, a thief or thieves cut the chain on a fence to steal 8 Angus Plus cows 5 black calves and 1 Hereford bull. The cows are branded with an “I -” (I bar) on the left side, steer calves have an under bit left ear, heifer calves an under bit right ear, and the Hereford bull is branded SR on the left hip. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Hartmann at 830-669-2429.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle missing in Osage County, Okla.

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TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in northwest Oklahoma, reports 7 head of cattle missing from a property near Fairfax in Osage County. The 3 black and 4 black baldy cows went missing some time between Oct 17 and 24, and have blue ear tags in their left ear and the 4B brand on their left hip. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Perrier at 918-275-4257.

TSCRA Crime Watch: Portable cattle panels stolen in Hill County

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TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in Central Texas, reports the theft of 50 portable cattle panels from a property in Hill County. Some time between Oct. 15 and 17, a thief or thieves drove through a locked gate to steal the panels. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Wills at 254-865-2571.

As beef prices climb, ranchers watch out for cattle theft

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Across the country, cattle prices continue to climb. That means profits for some ranchers — and huge potential payoffs for cattle thieves. Drought in states like Texas and Oklahoma caused the cost of feed to rise, forcing ranchers to sell off their cattle stock. Now that feed prices are back down this fall, ranchers are looking to replenish their dwindling herds — and since cattle supply is low, that demand is driving the cost way up. NPR talked to TSCRA Special Ranger Wayne Goodman about the cost of cattle theft to ranchers, and the ways to prevent becoming a victim. Read or listen to the story at National Public Radio…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle missing in Navarro County

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TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson, Dist. 14, reports 4 heifers missing from a property near Rice in Navarro County. The cattle went missing some time between Sept. 9 and 11 and were possibly originally estray, but now may be stolen. Missing are a heavy bred Brahman heifer, a bred Hereford heifer and 4 black Angus heifers. Some had orange ear tags. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Dickson at 903-586-8733.

Oklahoma woman convicted for knowingly concealing stolen property

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An Oklahoma woman was convicted Oct. 8 by a Bryan County jury for knowingly concealing stolen property (cattle). According to lead investigator TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Christen Leeann Allen, 31, of Haskell, Okla., sold ten head of cattle at the Durant Stockyards on Oct. 10, 2013, that matched the description of registered purebred cattle reported stolen by the Langford Hereford Ranch. During the investigation some of the livestock sold by Allen were located and positively identified through brands and registered tattoo numbers. Read more…

Authorities searching for suspects in Harrison County theft case

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TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department are seeking information on the theft of 12 head of livestock, three saddles, seven bridles and several tools that were stolen from a Harrison County cattle ranch sometime between Monday, Sept. 29 and Tuesday, Sept. 30. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Saddle and cattle missing in Oklahoma, diesel fuel stolen in East Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in Oklahoma, reports the theft of a saddle from a property near Stuart in Hughes County and 20 head of mixed-breed beef cattle missing from a property near Quinton in Pittsburg County. Also, TSCRA Ranger Larry Hand, Dist. 13 in East Texas, reports three locks cut and the theft of 200 gallons of diesel fuel from a cattle ranch on Hwy 21 East of San Augustine. Read more…

Ardmore man surrenders for knowingly concealing stolen property

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Cody Wayne Blalock, 28, of Ardmore Okla., surrendered himself to authorities Thursday on a felony warrant for knowingly concealing stolen property. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Bart Perrier and Lt. Derek Helmke with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office led the investigation. TSCRA Special Ranger Ben Eggleston assisted with the investigation. Read more…

Texas man indicted on charge of third degree theft of livestock

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A Texas man was arrested Saturday and charged with third degree felony theft of livestock in Hood County, Texas. TSCRA Special Ranger Joe Roberts led the investigation. According to Roberts, William Lloyd Dulaney, 48, of Tolar, is accused of leasing 13 roping steers in April 2010. Dulaney continuously promised to pay the victim for the steers. The victim contacted Roberts in June 2014 after failing to receive payment or the return of the steers from Dulaney. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle, calves missing in East Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand, Dist. 13 in East Texas, reports 10 cows and 5 calves missing from a property in Wood County near Mineola. The cattle went missing sometime around Aug. 18 and are likely estray. They are described as Angus or black motley face or Angus/Charolais crosses and are branded “S/T” on left hip. If you have any information regarding these cattle, please call Special Ranger Hand at 903-592-5252.

Mississippi Man Charged with Felony Obtaining Property with Bogus Check

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A Mississippi man was charged on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the District Court of Rogers County, Okla., on felony obtaining property with a bogus check. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Bart Perrier led the investigation. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle stolen in southeast Texas

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TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast, Dist. 22 in southeast Texas, reports the theft of a two calves and a cow from a property in Waller County some time between Sept. 10 and 14. Stolen were red and black heifer calves, both weighing approximately 350 pounds, and a cream colored cow. None of the animals have any marks or brands. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special Ranger Mast at 936-851-0122. Read more…

Oklahoma man arrested on horse theft charges

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An Oklahoma man was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 10 and charged with theft of livestock after turning himself in to authorities in Wheeler County, Texas. TSCRA Special Ranger Ben Eggleston led the investigation. According to Eggleston, the suspect, Rusty Shane Munsell, 43, of Woodward, Okla., is accused of purchasing four horses with a check from a closed account. Three of the four horses were recovered by Eggleston and returned to the rightful owners. Munsell is being held in custody on a $50,000 bond in Wheeler County. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cow missing in

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TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in northeast Oklahoma, reports a cow missing from a property near Claremore in Rogers County. The yellow cow went missing some time between Aug. 24 and Sept. 4, is a 7-years-old, weighs approximately 1000 pounds and has an ear tag marked with “MTPRT765″ in the right ear. If you have any information regarding this cow, please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918 342-0888. Read more…

TSCRA Crime Watch: Bull missing in Mason County

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TSCRA Special Ranger Max Hartmann, Dist. 26 in south Central Texas reports a bull missing from a property in east Mason County. The bull is black Angus with the brand 269 over –H on the left hip and a D brand on the left side. The bull also has an ear tag with the number 269. If you have any information regarding this bull, please call Special Ranger Hartmann at 830-997-7585.

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.