Everything from tongs to generators to valve fittings has been reported stolen recently from area oilfields.
The Kern County Sheriff's Rural Crimes Investigations Unit is investigating the following cases on the Westside.:
•Approximately 50 3-inch valve pipe fittings and other miscellaneous oil field equipment were reported stolen from a mobile office/seatrain located near Randall Rand and Broadway Road. If you have any information regarding this case contact Detective Dave Weigand at (661) 392-4369 or e-mail WeigandD@kernsheriff.com. Refer to case #SR13-60145.
•The following property was stolen from an oil lease located in the area of Mocal Road and Shale Road: One red rod tongs, serial #3412117, one black rod wheel, one black rod table, and two yellow rod dyes. Contact Detective Mark Jackson at (661) 392-4367 or e-mail Jacksonmar@kernsheriff.com if you have any information regarding this investigation. Refer to case #SR13-03728.
•An orange generator with OAN #0810020 was stolen from a job site located in the 28500 block of Highway 119. Contact Detective Casey Brunsell at (661) 392-4370 or e-mail BrunsellC@kernsheriff.com if you have any information regarding this theft. Refer to case #SR13-04758.
•Unknown suspects stole approximately $1,000 worth of scrap metal from an oil lease located in the area of Highway 33 and W. Lokern Road. Contact @ (661) 392-4369 or e-mail WeigandD@kernsheriff.com if you have any information regarding this theft. Refer to case #SR13-04200.