Over the last couple of weeks, several sheep have been stolen from properties to the north west of Dumbleyung out on North Nippering and Doradine Roads. This follows thefts of stock to the south east of Dumbleyung late last year along Peterson Road. The paddocks are relatively remote and a distance away from homesteads on roads not often used.
The thefts have been as brazen as opening a gate, driving in and rounding them up into their vehicle. In one instance, a number of sheep escaped a paddock due to the gate being left open and ended up poisoning themselves on noxious roadside weeds.
We are asking people in the more remote areas to be vigilant in observing vehicle movements at night, in particular, utes, trailers and light trucks set up to carry livestock.
Where possible, obtain a registration number for the police to follow up on.
Likewise, we would also invite those who do run stock to forward their ear tag details to us so that when we stop small vehicles carrying livestock, we can readily identify the owner and ensure they are being carted with the relevant permissions etc.
Any information should be forwarded to the Dumbleyung Police Station via email at Dumbleyung.Police.Station@police.wa.gov.au and we urge locals to follow us on Twitter at @DumbleyungPol.
Article information supplied by the Dumbleyung Police