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.

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.