A trio of local thefts have the Brownfield Police Department and the Terry County Sheriff’s Department on the lookout for some large pieces of equipment. According to Police Chief Tony Serbantez, officers are working hard on these cases. “We have been looking at the evidence and working toward identifying a suspect or suspects. We have seen a rise in thefts and we are working hard to protect our citizens and their property.”
On March 15, 2020 at approximately 9:30 a.m. an orange Kubota RTV model X114 valued at $14,000 was stolen from Terry County Tractor, along with a yellow Wacker Skid Steer Model ST31 valued at $30,000 and a black dual axle utility trailer valued at $6,500.
On March 22, 2020, at approximately 6:30 a.m. Atmos Energy reported missing a yellow John Deere Model 35G Mini Excavator valued at $49,000. Also missing was a black interstate dual axle trailer valued at $8,6000 and miscellaneous tools taken from the building. Video surveillance showed a white 2019 Ford F550 pump hoist truck was used to pull away the trailer with mini excavator. This Ford F550 was also a stolen vehicle.
On March 23, 2020 Texas Ag Plus called the Terry County Sheriff’s Department to report the theft of miscellaneous items from the yard. When the reporting party was advised of the theft from Atmos yard across the street, he did some checking and determined the Ford F550 Pump Truck worth $56,000 was taken. The value of all missing items from Texas Ag Plus was determined to be $141,075.90. Video surveillance footage showed the theft did occur on March 22, 2020.
Click stated, “We are seeing a spike in thefts. I want to remind everyone who has belongings in this area, or any area to stay vigilant. Please report any unknown vehicles immediately. Get the best description you can, and tag number if possible. Do not approach the suspects. Just contact us or the PD with any information.”
The Sheriff’s Department and the Police Department are working together on these cases.
Rewards have been offered for the identification and return of the stolen property. If you have any information on any of these thefts, please contact Sheriff Timothy Click or Police Chief Tony Serbantez.