Olney man jailed for killing exotic w...

Olney man jailed for killing exotic wildlife

There are 15 comments on the Graham Leader story from Sep 7, 2010, titled Olney man jailed for killing exotic wildlife. In it, Graham Leader reports that:

Stephen Riley, 39, of Olney was arrested by officers with the Palo Pinto County Sheriff's Office for theft of exotic animals under $100,000, a state jail felony.

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finally justice

Killeen, TX

#1 Sep 26, 2010
This makes me so happy you have no idea. Everyone around the area of the Guest Ranch had to always be on watch to insure nothing else got killed and stollen. I am SO excited that the person/persons responsible for this have been brought to justice! Great job law enforcement!
The truth

Arlington, TX

#2 Sep 26, 2010
finally justice wrote:
This makes me so happy you have no idea. Everyone around the area of the Guest Ranch had to always be on watch to insure nothing else got killed and stollen. I am SO excited that the person/persons responsible for this have been brought to justice! Great job law enforcement!
It took a inside informant to do the trick, not law inforcement.

But it helps in any case to have the Texas Rangers involved.
finally justice

Killeen, TX

#3 Sep 28, 2010
Well I'm proud of our law ENforcement,every branch. And thanks to the "inside informant" for the information leading to the arressts in this case done by,that's right LAW ENFORCEMENT! There was no need to get snippy about this! I was just giving our law enforcement a so called pat on the back for making the arresst and being able to serve justice and insuring that our property in the area is safe from these criminals once again.
The truth

Arlington, TX

#4 Sep 28, 2010
It helps to bring up the multi agencies it took to do the trick.

Along with the Texas rangers.

There's a big gun in town & he means business.

The local psycho killers need to leave.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#5 Sep 29, 2010
finally justice wrote:
Well I'm proud of our law ENforcement,every branch. And thanks to the "inside informant" for the information leading to the arressts in this case done by,that's right LAW ENFORCEMENT! There was no need to get snippy about this! I was just giving our law enforcement a so called pat on the back for making the arresst and being able to serve justice and insuring that our property in the area is safe from these criminals once again.
Very few crimes would be solved if not for civilian informants, stool pigeons etc. Police mainly just provide a presence and are the ones to do the actual arresting. It's pretty rare that they catch a crime in progress. They don't even do a good job of enforcing traffic laws.
finally justice

Killeen, TX

#6 Sep 29, 2010
I understand that very few crimes could be solved if there weren't informants,I'm not dense! But you have to think of the criminal to police ratio that our area has! not just our area,the entire United States. It's very difficult for officers to catch a crime in progress. Call your local Police Station and ask how many officers do they have on duty at the time,then call back at 1pm and ask the same question. The staffing nor the funding is not provided in order to have an officer at every block of every street in order to completely stamp out crime. I myself would never take on that career path because of the danger that they are placed in on a daily basis so therefore I want to thank any branch of law enforcement for the job that they are doing.Budget cuts,minimal staffing and crime rate increasing because of the economy and they are continuting to try and protect our community.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#7 Sep 29, 2010
finally justice wrote:
I understand that very few crimes could be solved if there weren't informants,I'm not dense! But you have to think of the criminal to police ratio that our area has! not just our area,the entire United States. It's very difficult for officers to catch a crime in progress. Call your local Police Station and ask how many officers do they have on duty at the time,then call back at 1pm and ask the same question. The staffing nor the funding is not provided in order to have an officer at every block of every street in order to completely stamp out crime. I myself would never take on that career path because of the danger that they are placed in on a daily basis so therefore I want to thank any branch of law enforcement for the job that they are doing.Budget cuts,minimal staffing and crime rate increasing because of the economy and they are continuting to try and protect our community.
I think you give the local cops way too much credit. They are pretty much faceless, emotionless people just passing through, waiting on a better paying job. The ones I've seen just look at you funny and don't even speak. I see an endless stream of speeders speeding through town, including active school zones, every single day going 40-50 mph and even faster. I see people talking on their cell phones and texting while speeding through town every day all day long. I hear the thunder of car stereos 24 hours a day. I see dogs running loose all over town even though there's a leash law and a paid dog catcher. I see crowds of drunks standing in their front yard yelling at people who pass by. I see lots of things but I never see a cop doing anything about any of it. Never. This also includes the Comanche County Sheriffs dept. In DeLeon, you can do whatever the hell you want and get away with it.
Jackson

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Sep 29, 2010
marinekorekernel wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you give the local cops way too much credit. They are pretty much faceless, emotionless people just passing through, waiting on a better paying job. The ones I've seen just look at you funny and don't even speak. I see an endless stream of speeders speeding through town, including active school zones, every single day going 40-50 mph and even faster. I see people talking on their cell phones and texting while speeding through town every day all day long. I hear the thunder of car stereos 24 hours a day. I see dogs running loose all over town even though there's a leash law and a paid dog catcher. I see crowds of drunks standing in their front yard yelling at people who pass by. I see lots of things but I never see a cop doing anything about any of it. Never. This also includes the Comanche County Sheriffs dept. In DeLeon, you can do whatever the hell you want and get away with it.
AMEN!!!
Its me

Olney, TX

#9 Oct 7, 2010
finally justice wrote:
This makes me so happy you have no idea. Everyone around the area of the Guest Ranch had to always be on watch to insure nothing else got killed and stollen. I am SO excited that the person/persons responsible for this have been brought to justice! Great job law enforcement!
Finally!!!
Its me

Olney, TX

#10 Oct 7, 2010
I don't care how they caught him or with who's help. It's about time!

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#11 Oct 7, 2010
Why was this even in the De Leon forum? De Leon's a long way from Olney. Down here, we have cattle rustlers and we lynch them.
Get a life

United States

#12 Oct 8, 2010
Dr Vaernet wrote:
Why was this even in the De Leon forum? De Leon's a long way from Olney. Down here, we have cattle rustlers and we lynch them.
If you would have read the article at top it says why its in De Leon. I guess you don't read the Free Press either, it was there too.

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#13 Oct 9, 2010
Get a life wrote:
<quoted text>
If you would have read the article at top it says why its in De Leon. I guess you don't read the Free Press either, it was there too.
Yes, smart ass, I read the article in the Graham paper that's linked at the top of this page (regardless of the horrible and tiny unreadable font used in the Graham paper article) and it has absolutely nothing about De Leon or its immediate vicinity. And what does this forum or article have to do with the Free Press? And if I didn't read about it in the Free Press, so what? The point of my question had to do with the fact that the topix roboblogger posts stories in the wrong forums all the time.
misdiago

United States

#14 Oct 10, 2010
Some of the cattle was rustled from the Deleon area

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#15 Oct 10, 2010
misdiago wrote:
Some of the cattle was rustled from the Deleon area
But this story isn't about cattle rustling, it's about "exotic wildlife". And it says nothing about De Leon. The cattle rustling case was a different case and was perpetrated by thieves from the Early/Brownwood area.

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