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TSCRA Crime Watch Tip: Cashier’s checks aren’t as good as cash

TSCRA Crime Watch Tip: Cashier’s checks aren’t as good as cash

TSCRA Special Rangers have been notified of a recent case involving a forged cashier’s check offered for payment in a cattle sale made over the internet and by phone. The buyer sent a contract hauler to pick up the cattle, but the seller made sure to check with their bank to make sure the cashier’s check that was offered was legitimate. As it turned out, the check was a fake. But because the seller took the extra step of verifying this with his bank, he didn’t lose his cattle. Many people assume a cashier’s check, which is a check issued by a bank and payable to a specific person, is as good as cash. By using a cashier’s check, a buyer is guaranteed those funds by the issuing bank. However, technology has advanced to the point that thieves can create fake checks that would fool most people. Click here to read a few tips from the U.S. Department of the Treasury on avoiding cashier’s check fraud…

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... 22, Feb, 2017

TSCRA CRIME WATCH: Black Cow Missing from Western Falls County Area

TSCRA CRIME WATCH: Black Cow Missing from Western Falls County Area

TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, District 15, Central Texas, reports an unmarked and unbranded black cow has gone missing from a set of shipping and receiving pens in Western Falls County. The cow had a back tag with the number 580. If you have information regarding this missing cow, please call Wills at 254-865-2571.

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... 17, Feb, 2017

TSCRA CRIME WATCH: Priefert Squeeze Chute Stolen in Freestone County

TSCRA CRIME WATCH: Priefert Squeeze Chute Stolen in Freestone County

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson, District 14, East Texas, reports a blue heavy duty Priefert squeeze chute has gone missing from a property near the Butler community in Freestone County. The thief or thieves cut the lock on the gate to gain entry. If you have information regarding this […]

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... 17, Feb, 2017

TSCRA Crime Watch: 3 cows and a calf stolen in Hill Country

TSCRA Crime Watch: 3 cows and a calf stolen in Hill Country

TSCRA Special Ranger Sonny Seewald, Dist. 26 in Central Texas Hill Country reports the theft of 3 cows and a calf from a property in southwest Bexar County. Sometime between Feb. 12 and 13 a thief or thieves cut a chain on a gate and used existing pens to load 3 branded cows and an unbranded calf. Stolen was a white muley, or hornless, cow; a red and white face cow; a white cow with horns; and a brown calf. The cows have a connected VR brand on the left hip, but the brown calf was unbranded. If  you have any information regarding this case, please contact Special Ranger Seewald at 830-784-3120.

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... 15, Feb, 2017

TSCRA Crime Watch: Reward offered in case of stolen tools and equipment in East Texas

TSCRA Crime Watch: Reward offered in case of stolen tools and equipment in East Texas

Operation Cow Thief, an anti-theft initiative led by TSCRA, is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the mid-December theft of farm and ranch equipment and tools from a property in Henderson County. Anonymity is guaranteed to tipsters. Read more…

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... 14, Feb, 2017

TSCRA Crime Watch: Black cow stolen in Central Texas

TSCRA Crime Watch: Black cow stolen in Central Texas

TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in Central Texas, reports a black cow missing from a property near Bruceville Eddy in western Falls County. Sometime between Feb. 8 and 9 a thief or thieves loaded the unbranded black cow using a set of unlocked shipping and receiving pens by the highway. The thieves pulled her numbered backtag and left it at the scene. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Wills at 254-865-2571.

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... 13, Feb, 2017

TSCRA Crime Watch: Heavy-bred cows missing in North Texas

TSCRA Crime Watch: Heavy-bred cows missing in North Texas

TSCRA Special Ranger Troy McKinney, Dist. 11 in North Texas, reports 3 cows missing from a property near Gainesville in Cooke County. The crossbred cattle were last seen on Jan. 21 and are 2 black motley-faced heavy-bred cows and one black heavy-bred cow. These cows do not have any brands but do have number tattoos in one ear. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special Ranger McKinney at 903-429-4011.

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... 08, Feb, 2017

TSCRA Crime Watch: 8 calves missing in E OK, NH tractor stolen in NE OK

TSCRA Crime Watch: 8 calves missing in E OK, NH tractor stolen in NE OK

TSCRA Special Ranger Jon Cummings, Dist.5 in eastern Oklahoma, reports 8 calves missing from a Pittsburg County ranch. The 8 black unbranded, untagged calves were last seen on Jan. 29 and weigh approximately 300 pounds, each. Special Ranger cummings also reports a tractor stolen from a property near Oologah, Okla., some time after Jan. 26. Taken was a blue New Holland TC 40 tractor with front loader and box blade, Serial #G517013. If you have any information regarding either of these cases please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... 07, Feb, 2017

TSCRA Crime Watch: Theft of trailers, welder, mowers, equipment and tools from ETX shop

TSCRA Crime Watch: Theft of trailers, welder, mowers, equipment and tools from ETX shop

TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Dickson, Dist. 14 in East Texas, reports a break-in at a property near Athens in Henderson County. Some time on Dec. 13 a thief or thieves cut the lock on a gate to steal a 16-foor gray tandem axle trailer with removeable ramps, a CAT 259D tracked skid steer loader, a zero-turn Hustler 54-inch mower, a Miller wire welder with argon tank and Miller trailered plasma cutter, a red tool box, plus a large assortment of supplies, power tools and equipment. Click here for a full list of the items stolen. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Dickson at 903-586-8733.

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... 06, Feb, 2017

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cows missing in Central Texas 

TSCRA Crime Watch: Cows missing in Central Texas 

TSCRA Special Ranger Hal Dumas, Dist. 21 in Central Texas, reports 2 cows missing from a Brazos County pasture since Jan. 27. Missing is a Charolais cow branded with a D falling R on the left hip, and a speckle-faced Hereford cow. These cows should be wet or springing. Anyone with information regarding this case should call Special Ranger Dumas at 979-828-5832.

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... 02, Feb, 2017