I'm sorry to here about this. I know it makes you feel angry and even violated.
The trash does this with almost immunity. There is little chance of them being caught and if they are, even less chance of them spending even a hour in jail. We have got to get tougher on this type of crime, and that includes investigation it properly. If a lock or chain is cut, if a locked gate, door, or window broken into, they need to investigate just as if it was a burglary of an occupied dwelling. i don't buy the "not enough money to pay enough officers to investigate rural crime. If there is that much crime in a county, they need to re evaluate thier budgets.
I have had 4 locks/chains cut by thieves and the SO acted as if they were pissed they had to take reports. When our cabin was broken into and ransacked, there was no attempt to look for finger prints and they refused to take a blood sample from where they cut themselves climbing through the broken window.
NRA Lifer / Member TSRA