Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office seeks leads in recent thefts

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  • The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for leads in several cases involving stolen property.
    Last week, the sheriff's office received three big theft cases, all of which are still being investigated.
    On June 26th, a Dell Latitude 15 5000 laptop was reported stolen from the school board office located at 4099 Naff Ave.
    On June 27th, a home in Oak Ridge was broken into. Items reported stolen from the home included several landscaping hand tools, a chain saw, a television and VCR combo and two DVD players. A report of the incident also stated that three windows were broken during the home invasion.
    According to Chief Criminal Investigator Major Rose Worley, the MPSO is still investigating the case involving missing cattle. The two cows, a black cow weighing around 1,000 pounds and a white-faced heifer calf weighing about 700 pounds, went missing from the Oak Ridge area. Both cows are branded with the Roman numeral three and their combined worth is $3,000.
    Anyone with any information regarding these offenses may call Crime Stoppers at 281.0050; the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office at 281.4141 or the Bastrop Police Department at 281.1322. In regards to the missing cattle, tips can also be called in to the Livestock Brand Commissions Crime Stoppers hotline at 1.800.558.9741. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in felony cases.
    “We appreciate all crime stoppers tips,” Worley said. “They really do help us solve cases.”
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