Houston County ATV Thefts

All Terrain Vehicles are turning up missing all over Houston County.

Twelve ATV’s have been reported stolen in Houston County within the past two to three months alone.

Theft of four-wheelers is not a new issue. In fact, it's a statewide problem that rises with the start of deer-hunting season and with Christmas so close, it's also a "hot" item on wish lists. Not to mention they're relatively easy to get hold of, weighing from 600-700 pounds.

The Houston County Sheriff's Department estimates that those who take the four wheelers are 17 to 25 years of age and take them for recreational purposes and hunting.

The Houston County Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with information about stolen ATV’s to call the Houston County Investigative Unit at 677-4809, or Communications Department at 677-4808.

Almost all of the ATV’s that are missing in Houston County are from personal owners.