This trailer contains an estimated $12,000 worth of stolen equipment which sheriff’s deputies recovered last night on County Road 4588 and this morning in Klondike. A Brashear woman was being held in the county jail for the Monday theft on FM 71 east.

Estimated $12,000 in stolen property recovered by HSCO

By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News

Aug 2, 2007 - Sheriff’s deputies recovered about $12,000 worth equipment stolen earlier this week from an FM 71 east residence and arrested a woman on felony charges for the theft overnight Wednesday.

Tami Kay Crow, 41, of Brashear was arrested after 9 p.m. Wednesday for theft of property valued between $1,500 and $20,000. She is alleged to have stolen the $11,000 to $12,000 worth of shop items from an FM 71 east property. 

Sheriff’s officers got the case Monday and have been working on it almost ceaselessly until 3 a.m. this morning. They spoke with witnesses and were able to collect enough information to obtain a warrant for Crow’s arrest on the charge. Sheriff’s deputies Dennis Findley and Amanda Lovett and Cpl. Daniel Winn arrested her on County Road 4588. They also found at that location a number of hand tools determined to be among the property reported stolen Monday evening from the FM 71 east residential property in North Hopkins, according to Hopkns County Sheriff’s Investigator Lewis Tatum.

The sheriff’s officers continued to follow up on leads, which led Findley and Tatum to a Klondike in Delta County.

They “set up” at the location and eventually recovered a Lincoln Bobcat welder worth at least $2,000, a trailer, cutting torches and various other items, which Tatum said had been marked for sale for about $350. 

�It�s easy to turn these for sale,� Tatum said of� items. �Anyone who lives in the country or does outdoor activities would love to have a Lincoln Bob Cat, trailer and torches for regular use. The welder itself is worth about $2,000.�

All of the items were recovered and returned Thursday morning to the owner, who was indicated he was glad to get his equipment back.

�It�s not a 9 to 5 job,� Tatum said of the extra effort the officers put into the recovery. "If we�d quit, we wouldn�t have found those items. Once you start, you have to keep following the trail or it�ll get cold. Once you stop, the taxpayers won�t get their item back, especially after you�ve found one or more items. Word gets out. If we�d quit and waited until 8 a.m. to go back it�d have been gone.�

�� Tatum also attributed the increasing number of crimes being solved in the county to the officers� quick response in following up on cases and aggressively pursuing them.�

�� �We�ve worked about 65 felony cases this month, and through long hours following leads and staying on them have cleared the majority of them, and we�re still working on those [others]," he said. �In this case, it took several individuals working since Monday to get his merchandise back. It makes the sheriff and makes me happy to be get merchandise back to the owners.

"They’re happy too, the owners,” he added.

By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News

Sheriff’s deputies recovered about $12,000 in equipment stolen earlier this week from an FM 71 east residence and arrested a woman on felony charges for the theft overnight Wednesday.

Tami Kay Crow, 41, of Brashear was arrested after 9 p.m. Wednesday for theft of property valued between $1,500 and $20,000. She is alleged to have stolen the $11,000 to $12,000 worth of shop items from an FM 71 east property. 

Sheriff’s officers got the case Monday and worked on it almost ceaselessly until 3 a.m. this morning. They spoke with witnesses and were able to collect enough information to obtain a warrant for Crow’s arrest on the charge. Sheriff’s deputies Dennis Findley and Amanda Lovett and Cpl. Daniel Winn arrested her on County Road 4588. They also found at that location a number of hand tools determined to be among the property reported stolen Monday evening from the FM 71 east residential property in North Hopkins, according to Hopkns County Sheriff’s Investigator Lewis Tatum.

The sheriff’s officers continued to follow up on leads, which led Findley and Tatum to a Klondike in Delta County.

They “set up” at the location and eventually recovered a Lincoln Bobcat welder worth about $2,000, a trailer, cutting torches and various other items, which Tatum said had been marked for sale for about $350. 

�It�s easy to turn these for sale,� Tatum said of the items. �Anyone who lives in the country or does outdoor activities would love to have a Lincoln Bobcat, trailer and torches for regular use, but the welder itself is worth about $2,000.�


All of the items were recovered and returned Thursday morning to the owner, who was indicated he was glad to get his equipment back.

�It�s not a 9 to 5 job,� Tatum said of the extra effort the officers put into the recovery. "If we�d quit, we wouldn�t have found those items. Once you start, you have to keep following the trail or it�ll get cold. Once you stop, the taxpayers won�t get their item back, especially after you�ve found one or more items. Word gets out. If we�d quit and waited until 8 a.m. to go back it�d have been gone.�

�� Tatum also attributed the increasing number of crimes being solved in the county to the officers� quick response in following up on cases and aggressively pursuing them.�

�� �We�ve worked about 65 felony cases this month, and through long hours following leads and staying on them have cleared the majority of them, and we�re still working on those [others]," he said. �In this case, it took several individuals working since Monday to get his merchandise back. It makes the sheriff and makes me happy to be get merchandise back to the owners.

"They’re happy too, the owners,” he added.

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