Agriculture Rural Crime Unit http://apr.org en Gov. Bentley Lauds Efforts Of Crime Fighting Unit http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-lauds-efforts-crime-fighting-unit <p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says a newly-formed task force is having success in combating rural crime, such as the theft of farm animals and equipment.</p><p>Bentley joined officials with the Agriculture Rural Crime Unit Thursday at a news conference at a cattle farm near Montgomery. Since June, agents with the newly-formed unit have made 14 felony arrests and have recovered more than a half million dollars in stolen property.</p><p>Alabama Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier says the new unit is part of an initiative to consolidate state law enforcement efforts.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:18:18 +0000 The Associated Press 33966 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Lauds Efforts Of Crime Fighting Unit