A Queensland Police investigation has led to calves which were removed from a stock route near Yuleba in South Western Queensland being returned to their owner.
Detective Sergeant Scott Jackson said police from Queensland’s Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) at Roma executed a search warrant on a property situated in Yuleba North.
Det Sgt Jackson said police were responding to a complaint that calves had been removed from a mob being moved along a stock route near Yuleba.
He said a male person was confronted loading calves into his motor vehicle. After being approached by an employee the calves were released back to the drover.
After the cattle were locked into the camp on dusk, it was noticed that two cows had not mothered back to their calves.
Drovers then retraced their steps and it was discovered two calves were missing.
Police investigations subsequently located two calves in possession of a Yuleba North man.
The calves were seized and later returned to the owner.
Det Sgt Jackson said police wished to remind any person that collecting animals from a stock route can lead to charges of Stock Stealing, and persons having to face a court.
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Good job Det sgt, now I want you to file a report on stock theft in the Wyandra district it is on going contact me.
I agree with George stock theft should have maximum gaol time only.
Well done to the police, I just hope the thief gets a very hefty fine although I think any scumbag who duffs cattle should be locked up.