Horse hair thievery continues

By Joshua Scheer, reporter,

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Fremont County Sheriff’s Capt. Ryan Lee said horse hair thieves are continuing to take the tails from horses in the Kinnear and Pavillion area of Fremont County.

“We’ve handled four or five this morning,” Lee said Monday afternoon.

Throughout the last week, Lee said his office has received roughly eight reports of horses’ tails being cut and the hair taken. He did not have an exact count on hand. Several horses with cut tails were reported in the Kinnear area Sunday evening.

“I would assume they’re connected,” Lee said.

He said the sheriff’s office did not have leads to possible suspects.

Lee is asking for people to “keep a keen eye” and to “report suspicious activity.”

The Casper and Glenrock areas also have been hit by horse hair thieves this summer. This year’s first related incident in Fremont County was in January, followed by several reports in early spring and one last week.