Larry Flatt is offering a $300 reward for the return of two large tarps that were stolen from his property early Wednesday morning.
The tarps are both around 30-feet by 50-feet and weigh about 150 pounds, Flatt said. They were being used to cover some of his hay on Yager Road.
“I contacted the sheriff’s department and they came out to take a report,” said Flatt. “It appears from the tracks, two vehicles came on the property and they were used to take the tarps. They didn’t blow away. They were tied down well.”
Flatt says he wants to make other farmers aware of the theft as much as anything.
“I don’t know if this will become a rash so I want other people to be aware of it,” said Flatt. “Maybe farmers can spray paint their names on their tarps. That might serve as a deterrent.”
To add to his problems, Flatt said after the tarps were stolen Wednesday morning, it came a downpour Wednesday afternoon to soak his previously dry hay before he could cover it again.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s department at 473-7863.