MARATHON, CLARK CO. CONTINUE SEARCH FOR HORSE TACK THIEF
Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 -- 8:38 AMThe Marathon and Clark County Sheriff's Departments are looking for help to crack a rash of horse equipment thefts.
In Clark County, horse-owners in the Willard, Loyal and Town of Grant areas have been hit, as have several in the Marshfield and Spencer areas.
"Whomever this is knows what good quality horse tack is because of the less-quality stuff that has been left behind," explains Kelly Hanousek with the Marathon Co. Sheriff's Department.
For instance, the thieves took "show quality" saddles valued at over $3,500 a piece.
Hanousek says they think a newer model, dark-colored Dodge pick-up truck pulling an enclosed, white, aluminum horse trailer may be involved.
They're asking horse owners to be on the lookout and area residents to report suspicious behavior.
"If you see anyone in the area that looks suspicious, they should go with their gut instinct. They should notify law enforcement, try to get license plate numbers. Of course, don't take anything into their own hands," Hanousek urges. "No one knows better than people in their own area what is normal and not."
Authorities hope one item in particular may help crack the case: it's a unique horse cart valued at over $3,000.
They'll be showing pictures of the cart during a Crime Stoppers segment on TV-9 that will air nex Monday.
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