Wynona, Okla. – Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (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 rancher located near Wynona, Okla.
According to Perrier the 12 head of missing calves were pastured with the cows, and the calves were not weaned at the time of the theft. The victim was out of town at the time of the theft, and when they returned home on Nov. 19, 2014 they discovered that the calves in question were missing. The victim searched the pasture and did not find any signs or carcasses that would support that the calves had died.
Perrier said the missing calves were described as cross bred, black, red, mixed colored or spotted in color. The calves vary in size from 250 lbs. to 600 lbs. All of the calves in question have a “Box L” brand on their left hip and a notch under their left ear.
Anyone with further information regarding this case should contact TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief hotline at 888-830-2333 or call Special Ranger Bart Perrier at 918-275-4257. A $2,500 cash reward has been collected and offered by the victim and TSCRA’s Operation Cow Thief. This reward may be paid to individuals who can provide useful information leading to the arrest and indictment of suspect(s). Individuals reporting information may choose to remain anonymous.
TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
TSCRA is a 138-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,500 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.