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Farm crime often goes unnoticed

Friday, November 16, 2012

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Each year farmers fall victim to theft of equipment, fuel, tools, and other supplies used on and around the farm. This happens in part, because many of the "tools of our trade" are used only seasonally and when they are unlawfully removed, they go unnoticed for weeks or months before being reported to law enforcement.

Crimestoppers would like to remind our rural residents to keep a watchful eye out for unusual activity in their area. If someone or something seems out of place, take a moment to check it out or notify local law enforcement with what you noticed. The information you provide may be more valuable than you think. Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity

This week's Crime of the Week is a Theft report on file with the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office. During the early morning hours of Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012 person or persons removed a moisture tester from a grain elevator west of McCook. Total loss as a result of this theft is estimated at around $5,200.

If you have information about this crime or any crime, please contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 866-345-5440, or drop us a cyber-tip at crimestoppers@swnebr.com.

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