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TSCRA Crime Watch: Bulls missing in far West Texas

TSCRA Special Ranger Clay McKinney, District 18 in West Texas, reports two bulls missing from the Foster Ranch in Hudspeth County. The bulls – one black and one red — were reported missing on Sept. 25, 2018. They have a backward L F Bar brand on the left side, an over bit notch on the left ear and a number 4 (year brand) on the right hip. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Special Ranger McKinney at 432-448-9367 or Operation Cow Thief tipline at 888-830-2333.

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TSCRA Crime Watch: Steers stolen in southern Oklahoma

TSCRA Special Ranger John Bradshaw, District 9, reports the theft of 8 head of Angus-type steers from a property near Waurika in Jefferson County some time between June 1 and Oct. 1. The 8 head of black muley yearling steers have a “WF” brand on the left hip and weigh approximately 500 pounds, each. Anyone with information is urged to contact Special Ranger Bradshaw at 940-389-6123 or the Operation Cow Thief tipline at 888-830-2333.

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TSCRA Crime Watch: Heifers, missing in Central TX

TSCRA Special Ranger HD Brittain, District 19 in western Central Texas, reports 10 head of mostly black heifers stolen from a property in Brown County. Read more…

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... Oct 10, 2018

TSCRA Crime Watch: Calves missing in southwestern Oklahoma

TSCRA Special Ranger Ben Eggleston, District 2 in Western Oklahoma, reports 2 calves missing from a property near Sweetwater, in Beckham County. Missing are 2 black or red calves weighing approximately 400 to 700 pounds, each, branded with a heart over a connected J on the left hip. The calves were notched with a tip out of left ear and had ear tags. Anyone with information is urged to contact Special Ranger Eggleston at 806-852-4741 or the Operation Cow Thief tipline at 888-830-2333.

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TSCRA Crime Watch: John Deere tractor stolen in SE TX

TSCRA Special Ranger Tommy Charbula, District 24 in southeastern Texas, reports the theft of a John Deere tractor from a property in Northern Brazoria County. Sometime after Sept. 17 a thief or thieves cut a lock and chain on a front gate to steal a green and yellow John Deere Tractor, model 6130d, serial # IP06130DKE0060/01 with a John Deere front end loader, serial number #IPOH310XJD010343. Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Special Ranger Charbula at 361-782-5209 or the Operation Cow Thief tipline at 888-830-2333.

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Crime Watch: Updated brand for cattle missing in SE OK

TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, District 5, reported 8 head of cattle missing from a property near Idabel in MCurtain County, Okla., last week, but the brand had been misidentified. What follows is the corrected report. Missing are 4 black Brangus-type heifers weighing approximately 700 pounds, each; 3 black Brangus-type heifers with motley, or white-marked, faces weighing approximately 700 pounds, each; and 1 Hereford heifer weighing approximately 700 pounds. All cattle had a LH connected brand on the left shoulder. Anyone with information is urged to contact Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888 or the Operation Cow Thief tipline at 888-830-2333.

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TSCRA Crime Watch: 23 head of cattle missing in NE OK

TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, District 8 in Oklahoma, reports 23 head of cattle missing from a property near Claremore in Rogers County sometime after Sept. 21. Missing are 19 black bred cows; 1 black baldy bred cow with a white nose; 1 black 3-year-old Limousin bull; and 2 Jersey bred cows, of which one is gray. Anyone with information is urged to contact Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888.

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TSCRA Crime Watch: Cattle missing in SE OK

TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, District 5, reports 8 head of cattle missing from a property near Idabel in MCurtain County, Okla. Missing are 4 black Brangus-type heifers weighing approximately 700 pounds, each; 3 black Brangus-type heifers with motley, or white-marked, faces weighing approximately 700 pounds, each; and 1 Hereford heifer weighing approximately 700 pounds. All cattle had an LH connected brand on the left shoulder. Anyone with information is urged to contact Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888 or the Operation Cow Thief tipline at 888-830-2333.

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TSCRA Crime Watch: 15 steer and heifer calves missing in NE OK

TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, District 4 in Oklahoma, reports 15 calves missing from a property near Claremore in Rogers County. The calves went missing between Sept. 6 and 17 and are black or black whiteface steers and heifers weighing approximately 450 pounds, each, with red ear tags and an under bit ear notch in the bottom of the right ear. Anyone with information is urged to contact Special Ranger Perrier at 918-847-3231 or the Operation Cow Thief tipline at 888-830-2333.

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... Sep 27, 2018

TSCRA Special Ranger Investigation leads to arrest

William “Willie” Rittenbaugh, 47, of Mount Calm, was arrested Sept. 24, 2018, on charges of Misapplication of Fiduciary Property, a first-degree felony. The arrest is the result of an investigation led by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Marvin Wills. Rittenburgh is alleged to have failed to deliver on cattle he had been hired to manage, including two years of calf crops. Read more…

General Discussion, Crime Watch Read more... Sep 27, 2018