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Taos and Costilla County Deputies Make Huge Stolen Goods Bust.

Last night I received a phone call from Taos County Sherriff, Jerry Hogrefe informing me that my cattle trailer that had been stolen in August had been found across the border in San Luis Colorado and informed me that I could go to San Luis and pick it up.

I arrived in the dark at a small farm about 10 miles southeast of San Luis and was met by Taos County Under sherriff, Steve Miera and his deputies along with multiple Sherriff's Deputies from Costilla County Co. Through multi agency cooperation, the Costilla County Sherriff deputized the Taos County Deputies in order to assist with the investigation.

The Sherriff's departments were able to obtain a search warrant for this rural property where multiple stolen items were found including, multiple RV's, pickup trucks, and multiple trailers. There was also an assortment of smaller items present including generators, welding equip, tools, compressors and saddles that may also have been stolen.

Northern Taos County along with Costilla and Conejos County in Colorado have been plagued with thefts throughout the summer. Rumors had been circulating that the stolen good were being taken to San Francisco, a small village near Sanchez reservoir. The rumors proved to be true as the farm was located near the San Francisco church on County Rd J2.

Deputies spent their time identifying the stolen vehicles and contacting the owners with the good news and requesting they come and pick up their property. Many pickup trucks arrived along with a few tow trucks to begin the process of removing the stolen items.

Deputies on site indicated that they had not yet made any arrests.

Please give your local Deputies a pat on the back next time you see them as we can all now worry a little less about our property being stolen Thank you Sheriffs and Deputies for a job well done.

Rob Swan


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