Can you help Tyler County investigators solve a series of thefts and burglaries? If so, Crime Stoppers might have a cash reward for you.
On April 11, someone burglarized a storage building on County Road 2780 near Colmesneil, stealing more than $14,000 worth of property. Among the items stolen were a Honda E3000 generator, a Stihl chainsaw, a Stihl string trimmer, a ground hunting blind, a game feeder, three dozen fishing rods and tackle boxes each full of lures.
Over the night of April 18, at least six vehicles were burglarized in the Deerwood subdivision along U.S. Highway 69 south of Woodville. A silver, four-door car, that wasn’t recognized by residents, was seen driving slowly through and stopping in the neighborhood. One person reported seeing a man get out of a silver car with “long tail lights,” walk to a residence, and return carrying several rifles.
On May 23, in the Wildwood subdivision of southern Tyler County, five trucks were stolen and several more were burglarized. Along with the five trucks, firearms, computers, wallets and cash were taken. The trucks were described as:
■ 2017 Ford F250, white, four-wheel-drive, six-inch lift, black rims
■ 2017 Ford F250, silver
■ 2012 Ford F250
■ 2014 Chevrolet C2500, black, four-door
■ 2015 Toyota Tacoma
The Toyota was recovered four days later, abandoned at a hunting club off FM 2827. Investigators are awaiting crime lab analysis of evidence collected from the vehicle.
If you can help solve these crimes, or any of the many other vehicle thefts and burglaries occurring in East Texas, submit a tip at 639TIPS.com or call 639-TIPS. Reward money is available for anonymous, crime-solving tips submitted directly to Crime Stoppers. The entire Crime Stoppers process, from tip to reward, is handled without identifying the tipster.