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Grant County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 :: 05:41 p.m. PDT

Advisory

Theft of farm tractor GPS equipment on the rise; farmers warned to strengthen theft prevention measures

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. (23APR2019) – The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is warning farmers to keep a close eye on their implements’ global positioning system equipment due to a recent uptick in thefts of those electronics.

Deputies have tallied about $90,000 in losses of GPS equipment stolen from unattended farm tractors all across Grant County. The GPS equipment is easy for a thief to remove and can yield a hefty return when sold to people trafficking stolen property.

Deputies encourage farmers to take extra precautions to prevent the theft of GPS equipment.

Anyone with information about these thefts of GPS equipment is asked to contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160 or email crimetips@grantcountywa.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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Address/Location
Grant County Sheriff's Office
35 C St NW
Ephrata, WA 98823

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 509-754-2011

Kyle Foreman
Public Information Officer
kforeman@grantcountywa.gov
509-760-3713

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