Calves reported stolen in St. Clair County

Posted March 26, 2015 at 10:28 am

On March 19, a St. Clair County deputy took a stealing complaint on SE 601 Road, Collins.

Rick Mitchell reported two bull calves and one heifer missing. Mitchell said the calves were a week to ten days old and solid red in color. The total value of the calves was estimated at $1,800.

The investigation is ongoing. Sheriff Keeler urges those with any information related to this case to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417/646-5832, or email to

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