Southwest Texas Cattle Rangers Association and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office are asking for information about cattle thefts which have occurred in the county over the last year.
Tips could prove profitable to callers. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,500 for tips that lead to an arrest or conviction in the cases.
Officers from both agencies say between $45,000 and $50,000 worth of cattle, which amount to roughly 40 head, have been stolen from Hopkins County ranchers and farmers between June 2012 and April 2013.
“Leads are limited right now, so we are asking for the public’s help. We have just about exhausted all of our resources trying to locate the person or persons responsible,” said HCSO Cpl. Dennis Findley, who also serves as coordinator for Lake Country Crime Stoppers.
To claim the cash, tips should be reported to Lake Country Crime Stoppers via the recorded line, 903-885-2020.
“As with any Crime Stoppers tip, we don’t need your name, just the information. Anonymity is the key to this program,” Findley said.
Calls are handled in such a way that the caller’s identity remains anonymous, but that gives officials a means to distribute any rewards.
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