Rural Crimes unit investigating three crimes in the area

The Kern County Sheriff's Rural Crimes Investigations Unit is seeking the public's help in three investigations in the Taft area.

Two involved copper wire, and one was an attempted theft.

Here are the cases:

•Nine rolls of #6 ¼” bare copper wire, and 100’ of 4 AUT wire were stolen from a seatrain located on an oil lease near Highway 119 and Midway Road. Contact Detective Casey Brunsell at (661) 392-4370 or e-mail if you have any information regarding this case. Refer to case #SR14-17230.

•Unknown suspects vandalized a fence surrounding a storage. Contact Brunsell if you have any information about the vandalism and theft attempt. Refer to case #SR14-18293.

•Four copper cables were stolen from between a water well and power box located in the 14400 block of Highway 166. The copper cables are further described as: Diesel Locomotive cables with a gauge of 4/0, each weighing about 50 pounds, with a total of 120 feet being stolen. Contact Detective Ryan Greer at (661) 392-4368 or e-mail if you have any information regarding this theft. Refer to case #SR14-18407.