Information sought in deer theft caseA $1,250 reward is being offered to help solve a deer theft in rural Mount Vernon.
By: News release, Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers
A $1,250 reward is being offered to help solve a deer theft in rural Mount Vernon.
The victim is offering an additional $1,000 reward to a Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers award of $250 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved.
On Sunday, a white male suspect apparently drove up to a pickup truck around 3 p.m. on a 4-wheel ATV near the intersection of 401st Avenue and 254th Street. The suspect approached the pickup from the west via nearby railroad tracks.
The suspect stole a large, dead, 5-point whitetail deer from the back of the pickup and drove north on 401st Avenue with the deer on the 4-wheeler. He turned east after approximately three-quarters of a mile.
The suspect is described as a white male standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and wearing camouflage. He also carried a non-scoped long gun.
It is believed the suspect was driving the railroad tracks and may have been hunting the area prior to the theft.
Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers is seeking information regarding this incident or suspicious activity in this area. The phone number is 996-1700.
Calls remain anonymous and a cash reward is available if it leads to the arrest of the subject or subjects involved. There are no caller IDs attached to this phone line.
To send a crime tip via text message, text “MITCS” plus a message to 274637. Upon receipt of a tipster’s first incoming message, the system will auto-reply with a confirmation containing the tipster’s unique tip ID. Anonymous two-way communication can then occur between the tipster and investigators. Crime tips can also be submitted at www.mitchellcrimestoppers.org. A minimum of $250 is paid for all Crimes of the Week solved through Crime Stoppers. Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers offers this reward. To date, 326 crimes have been solved through information from Crime Stoppers.