Laser theft also under investigation by RCIU

Tools, oilfield equipment even a laser was stolen in the latest round of thefts on the Westside being investigated by the Kern County Sheriff's Rural Crimes Investigations Unit.

Here's a quick rundown:

•Unknown suspects forced entry into an electrical yard, knocked down three power poles and stole copper wire from the electrical panel boxes and pipes. The yard is located off of Kerto Road on Chevron Property. The copper wire is further described as being 500 gauge, 4 AUT, and approximately 600' long. If you have any information regarding this investigation please contact Detective Ryan Greer at (661) 392-4368 or e-mail Refer to case #SR14-01902.

•Numerous tools and equipment were reported stolen from two shops located in the 27000 block of Highway 33. An employee located the stolen property approximately ¼ of a mile away from the shops in a field. Please contact Detective Casey Brunsell at (661) 392-4370 or e-mail if you have any information regarding this theft. Refer to case #SR14-02045 and case #SR14-02046.

•A laser was stolen from a storage trailer located at a well site near Highway 33 and Poso Street. The laser is in a yellow case and measures 2' x 1', and is 7" to 8" thick. You are asked to contact Greer if you have any information regarding this case. Refer to case #SR14-02495.RCY