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(Nov. 6, 2009) Calhoun County Sheriff Bill Davis says a $10,000 reward offered by the farm and ag community has failed to generate any leads in a well-publicized livestock vandalism case involving hog farms in Calhoun and Sac Counties.

Earlier this year, local law enforcement reported that someone using a high-powered rifle had targeted nearly a dozen liquid propane (LP) tanks located near or adjacent to modern, indoor hog barns. Other LP tanks, including those near grain storage facilities, have not been targeted.

Most tanks fired upon had been pierced. However, in once case, the ammunition ricocheted off the tank and entered an employee room attached to the nearby hog barn. No one was injured in the incident.

Investigators remain concerned by the danger such vandalism poses to life and property and are hopeful that someone with a lead will contact law enforcement.

Anonymous callers with information about the case can contact the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department at 712-297-7583 or Sac County Sheriff's Department, 712-662-7127.

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