TSCRA Special Ranger Wayne Goodman, Dist. 10 in North Texas, reports the theft of a horse trailer near Stephenville in Erath County. The trailer was last seen on May 20 and is a white with black pinstripe 2011 Calico two-horse side-by-side horse trailer with a dressing room, Texas plate no. 837-584H, VIN 4GAHB1325B000919. Anyone with […]
TSCRA Special Ranger Scott Williamson and local law enforcement authorities are seeking information regarding a saddle and tack theft from the Vernon College rodeo facility in Wilbarger County. A cash reward of up to $2,000 is being offered for information leading to the indictment or arrest of the person or persons responsible for the crime. Operation Cow Thief, an anti-theft initiative led by TSCRA, is offering $1,000 reward with the victim in the case offering an additional $1,000 reward.
TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in Oklahoma, reports the theft of a skid steer from a pasture near Madill in Johnston County on Monday, June 19. The skid steer is a yellow John Deere 332, Serial no. T00332J178661, with a black M&M Hydra clip tree shear attachment, Serial no. HC1493B14, with a grapple and poison applicator. Anyone with information regarding this theft is urged to contact Special Ranger Perrier at 918-847-3231, or the Operation Cow Thief tips hotline at 888-830-2333. Anonymity is guaranteed and a reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and/or grand jury indictment.
TSCRA Special Ranger Jimmy Belt, Dist. 23 in South Texas, reports a tractor stolen from property in southern Chambers County between Tuesday night and early wed morning this week. Stolen was an orange 4-wheel drive Kubota Model 5140HD with a 5-foot brush hog on rear and yellow front loader. Please contact either Jimmy Belt at 936-587-4120 or Chambers County Sheriff’s Office at 409-267-2500.
TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast, Dist. 22 in East Texas, reports 11 head of heifers missing from a property in the Riverside area of Walker County. The 11 head of unbranded 600-weight crossbred heifers were last seen at 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 12, and when victim arrived at 7:00 a.m. the next morning, they were gone. All the heifers have an under bit in right ear. Most are black baldy, with a few red with white faces and a couple solid black. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Special Ranger Mast at 936-851-0122 or the Operation Cow Thief tips hotline at 888-830-2333. TSCRA offers a cash reward for information leading to the arrest and/or grand jury indictment of individuals for theft of livestock or related property. Anonymity is guaranteed.
Charles Edward Roby III, 21, of Bristow, Okla., was sentenced on May 25 after pleading guilty to three counts of Larceny of Livestock. The charges and conviction are the result of an investigation by TSCRA Special Rangers Bart Perrier and Brett Wellden and involved the theft of 34 head of cattle from numerous victims in Depew and Milfay areas in 2015 and 2016. Roby and a co-conspirator then sold the cattle at livestock markets in Bristow, Okmulgee and Oklahoma City. It was the sale of branded cattle that allowed the Special Rangers to finally catch the thieves.
TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills, Dist. 15 in Central Texas, reports a black horse missing from a property near Marlin in Falls County since May 30. The 1200-pound gelding is black with 3 white stockings, a star on forehead, and an 8 over A left shoulder brand. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Special Ranger Wills at 254-865-2571.
TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in East Oklahoma, reports the theft of a saddle and various tack items from a barn near Claremore in Rogers County. Missing is a double rigged brown leather Billy Cook roping saddle with basket weave tooling, silver Conchos with strings and silver stirrups with oak leaf pattern engraving; a leather basket weave headstall with bit; a Bud Sankey bit; a side pull bit and headstall; rawhide roping reins; a set of split reins; and a black saddle blanket. These items were taken some time between April 19 and May 14. If you have any information about this theft or these items, please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888.
TSCRA applauded the final passage of HB 2817, authored by State Rep. Mary Gonzalez, D-El Paso, and sponsored by Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock. The legislation was sent to Gov. Abbott for his signature Tuesday. Provisions within the bill ensure those who criminally kill livestock will be held accountable, and that TSCRA Special Rangers have the tools necessary to continue their steadfast protection of Texas’ ranchers.
TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummins, Dist. 5 in eastern Oklahoma, reports the May 13 theft of a truck, utility trailer, zero-turn mower and other landscaping equipment from a property near Collinsville in Rogers County. Stolen was a red 2006 Ford F250 pickup, VIN 1FTNX20516EC17836, license 633DYB; a green RTS brand 77-inch by 12-foot utility trailer, serial no. 46XUT12181M001423; Grasshopper 329 deck zero-turn lawnmower with a 72-inch deck and air-ride seat, serial no. 6317023; Echo edger; Echo blower; and Stihl string trimmer. If you have any information regarding this theft or equipment, please contact Special Ranger Cummings at 918-3420-888.