STOLEN EQUINE Double Sockett, Near Erda, UT, 84074NetPosse Report ID # : 505 (247)
Description : the morning of the 10th of May about 10:30 am I went to feed and check water. I noticed that the pen that my horse Sockett was in was empty. I went looking for him in the pasture and then up and down the street. Even if he did manage to get out of his pen I know he would not have left his pasture pal. There are 8 other horses out there. Not to mention he is surrounded by cows. Sockett is scared of cows. After looking for him I call the vet's in town and the Sheriff's office to see if anyone had found a horse or if one had been hurt or killed in the area. They all said no. So I began to look more and after 2-3 hours I called to the sheriff’s to report my horse missing. A deputy came out along with brand inspector. The BI said that it was plain to see that the pen had been opened by a person and not a horse because the gate had been lifted, not pushed across the ground like a horse would do. Later on that day, I caught up with one of the other ladies who has her horses out there. She came out to the pasture and found that her saddle, saddle pad and bridle had been stolen from a truck that she had parked out there. She has filed a report but I don't know the case #. This is when it became very clear to me that someone had stolen my Sockett. The woman whose tack was stolen had told me that some one had been stealing her hay for the past few weeks, a few bails at a time. So I believe that someone had been planning this for a while. Although my horses had only been out there for a month and 2 weeks.
Area Last Seen : Erda, UT, 84074
Date of Incident : 5/9/2006