In the meantime, Sheriff Carlos Carrizales Jr. has reported that deputies have recovered $341,500 worth of stolen items in connection with the investigations.
Those items include a Mack dump truck and a Caterpillar 938G front end loader with a reported combined value of $300,000. Both vehicles were reported stolen from HUTCO in Pettus on Sept. 30. The equipment was recovered on Oct. 3.
Other items recovered included:
• A flat screen television and X-Box video gaming equipment valued at $2,000 that was stolen in August during residential burglary in Blueberry Hill. Deputies also have recovered those items.
• A welding machine, winch, chop saw and pump valued at $4,500 reported stolen during a burglary of a building in Tynan on Sept. 22. Deputies recovered those items on Oct. 2.
• A 2012 Dodge truck valued at $35,000 reported stolen from the grounds of the Pettus Independent School District on Oct. 3. Deputies found that vehicle and recovered it on Oct. 10.
The sheriff asks that Bee County citizens continue to report suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. Those tips not only help deputies to locate and recover stolen property but also help the sheriff’s department prevent those incidents from occurring.