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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.

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... Oct 18, 2018

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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Garvin man surrenders on fraud charges

Chakota Rowdy-Ray Snow, 20, of Garvin, has been charged on 10 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, bogus check or confidence game. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by TSCRA Special Rangers Bart Perrier and John Cummings. According to Perrier, it is alleged that Snow purchased cattle from the Stilwell Livestock Auction on two sperate occasions in June 2018, offering 10 checks with a combined value of more than $427,000 that were returned for insufficient funds. Snow surrendered to Adair County District Court on Sept. 19 after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was booked into the Adair County Jail and later released on a $50,000 bond. Read more…

General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... Oct 02, 2018

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 Special Ranger investigations result in multiple arrests and indictments

It is already shaping up to be a busy fall for Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Michael Barr, Fredericksburg. His investigations have resulted in the arrest of a metal and copper thief, indictments on two individuals suspected in the theft of 4 head of cattle from a Llano County ranch, and an arrest in the case of hindering a secured creditor after unlawfully disposing of $150,000 in property used as collateral on a bank loan. Read more…

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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.

General Discussion, Crime Watch, General Discussion, Theft & Law Read more... Sep 28, 2018