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TSCRA Crime Watch: Sorrel mare missing in SE OK

TSCRA Special Ranger John Cummings, Dist. 5 in eastern Oklahoma, reports the theft of a horse from a pasture in McCurtain County sometime between March 5 and 7. The 1999 sorrel Quarter Horse mare has a star, strip and snip, as well as a J bar connected brand on the left thigh. The mare is bred and due to foal soon. If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Special Ranger Cummings at 918-342-0888.

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Canyon Lake man arrested after passing bad check for cattle

A Canyon Lake man was taken into custody last week on one count of obtaining merchandise by false pretenses, using a bogus check or con game after an investigation by TSCRA Special Ranger Mike Barr and Special Agent Michael Hooper of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Service. Read more…

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Mason man arrested in livestock theft case

Jim H. Schmidt, 34, of Mason, was arrested on a charge of theft on March 10 as the result of an investigation by TSCRA Special Ranger Marvin Wills. Schmidt stands accused of passing a bad check in 2015 for $46,000 worth of sheep and goats from a sale in Hamilton. Read more…

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TSCRA Crime Watch: 12 head of cattle stolen in East Texas

TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast, Dist. 22 in East Texas, reports the theft of 12 head of cattle from a pasture in Madison County sometime between March 3 and 5. Missing are: 1 tiger striped cow branded with a bar W (-W) on the left hip; 3 black cows; 1 Charolais cow; 1 light brown cow; 1 red cow a white face; 1 black 2-year-old bull; 1 Hereford-type baby calf; 2 black calves; and 1 smoke gray calf. All the calves are less than 35 days old and unbranded. If you have any information regarding this case, please call Special Ranger Mast at 936-851-0122.

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

Reward offered in case of stolen cattle in Panhandle

TSCRA Special Ranger Ben Eggleston and local authorities are seeking information regarding the theft of 62 head of cattle from a feed yard west of Stratford in far north Texas Panhandle. Sometime between the months of October and December 2016 an unidentified suspect or suspects made entry into the Cold Water Cattle Feeders facilities outside of Stratford and removed 62 head of cattle. The stolen cattle are steers and heifers weighing from 325 pounds to 775 pounds. Read more…

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... Feb 28, 2017

Shawnee man arrested in forged check case

A Shawnee, Okla., man was arraigned Feb. 27 on charges of Uttering a Forged Instrument thanks to an investigation by Special Rangers Bart Perrier and Brett Wellden. Johnathon Charles William McCune, 28, was charged in the District Court of Payne County, and surrendered to authorities on Feb. 25, 2017. Special Rangers are continuing the investigation into this and similar cases of items bought with counterfeit checks and to recover the fraudulently purchased items. Read more…..

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TSCRA Crime Watch: Another East Texas trailer & equipment theft; Cattle stolen in E, SE TX

TSCRA Special Rangers report another burglary in East Texas, this time in Anderson County involving a trailer, Yamaha 4-wheeler and various tools and equipment; 10 cows with a K7 brand and 5 unmarked calves stolen from a Jackson County pasture in southeast Texas; and 13 heard of cows and calves missing from a Jim Wells County property in East Texas. Read more…

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TSCRA Crime Watch: Trucks burglarized during cattle sale in East Texas

TSCRA Special Ranger Larry Hand, Dist. 13 in East Texas, and the Smith County Sheriff’s Office seek information regarding the burglary of items from vehicles during a cattle sale at the 7P Ranch on Feb. 18. The 7P Ranch main barn and sale ring is off FM 757 south of I-20 between Tyler and Longview. An unknown suspect broke out the windows of trucks to steal personal items such as purses and other contents while the victims were at the sale. Anyone with information or saw something suspicious that day is urged to contact Special Ranger hand at 903-592-5252 or the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at 903-566-6600.

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... Feb 23, 2017

TSCRA Crime Watch: Hereford cows stolen in SE TX

TSCRA Special Ranger Brent Mast, Dist. 22 in East Texas, reports the theft of 4 Hereford cows from a property in Houston County. Sometime between Feb. 19 and 20, a thief or thieves used an unlocked gate to steal the 4 polled (hornless) cows weighing between 700 and 900 pounds, each. These cows are unbranded and unmarked. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Special Ranger Mast at 936-851-0122.

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... Feb 23, 2017

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... Feb 22, 2017