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Tractor GPS thefts on the rise in Grant County

Deputies urging farmers to take extra precautions

GRANT COUNTY — Thefts involving farm tractor GPS equipment is on the rise around Grant County.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says deputies have taken reports of $90,000 in losses of GPS equipment from unattended farm tractors around the county. GPS equipment on farm tractors is “easy for a thief to remove,” says the sheriff’s office, and can go for good money when sold to people “trafficking stolen property.”

As a result, deputies are encouraging farmers to take extra precautions to deter the thefts from occurring.

If you have any information about the thefts contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160 or via email at Tipsters can remain anonymous.

— Staff report