Reward offered for stolen cattle in St Ann
The Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) is seeking the public's assistance in locating six cattle that were stolen from Windalco's farm in St Ann between Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 22.
The cattle have the following ID numbers:
1. JXO266/05- crossbred red.
2. JX0530/16-crossbred white calf.
3. JX0131/16- cross-bred red calf.
4. JX0209/16-cross-bred red calf.
5. JX0028/13- pregnant Red poll.
6. JX0277/13 -pregnant red poll.
Reports are that during a routine check the animals were discovered missing and the matter reported to the police. Deputy Superintendent Kevin Francis, who heads the PLPU, is reminding citizens that a heifer or pregnant animal must not be slaughtered unless it is inspected by a registered veterinary surgeon certifying in writing that the animal is fit for human consumption. It must also be certified by the public health inspector within the parish.
Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Livestock Control Order (1973) and the Public Health Act.
WINDALCO is offering a reward of $60,000 to anyone with information that can assist the police in their investigations or lead to the recovery of the cattle or arrest of the culprits.
Persons with information are being asked to contact the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit at 1-888-429-5662, police 119 emergency number, Crime Stop 311, or the nearest police station.