Stolen Livestock Investigation

Subject:  Stolen Livestock

Date:  April 3, 2013

Location: Crawford County, KS


From:  Sheriff Dan Peak


On February 9, 2013 Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a report of 8- 400 to 500 pound calves stolen in rural NE Crawford County.  On April 2, investigators developed a suspect in the theft.

James Vilmer, 21 of Arcadia, KS  was questioned about the theft.  As a result of the investigation, reports will be provided to the Crawford County Attorney’s Office to formally charge Vilmer with the theft and sale of the calves on February 2, 2013.

During the investigation, it was learned that Vilmer was responsible for several other thefts from the same victim over the course of a 3 month period.  Investigators were able to recover an ATV that was stolen in one of those thefts.

The investigation is continuing.