Nov 19, 2021

Sheriff investigating series of cattle thefts in Kansas

Posted Nov 19, 2021 12:00 AM

MORRIS COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a series of cattle thefts in northeast Kansas.

The Morris Co. Sheriff’s Office  has taken two reports this past week about livestock thefts from properties along Kansas 4 Highway, according to a media release.

One thefts happened near Latimer and another near Dwight. Investigators believe the cattle thieves are committing the crimes during the overnight hours.

The sheriff's office asked anyone who suspects cattle theft to report it immediately as timely reporting is crucial to the success of the investigation. It said to try not to disturb any tire tracks or footprints that have been made visible.

Livestock thefts can also be reported to the Kansas Department of AgricultureDivision of Animal Health, Brands Program, which will also require a completed and submitted stray/stolen report. To contact the Division of Animal Health, Brands Program, email [email protected].