More crimes under investigation by RCIU


Thieves have been taking fuel, a fuel tank and even orange trees in a recent spate of thefts under investigation by the Kern County Sheriff's Rural Crimes Investigations Unit.

Here is a rundown:

•Between 5:20 p.m. on April 24 and hours and 5 a.m. on April 25, suspects forced entry to a locked storage yard located near Cadet Road and Highway 33 and stole approximately 15 gallons of fuel. If anyone has any information, please contact Detective Casey Brunsell at 661-392-4370 or Refer to case #2017-01039040.

•Sometime between 4:30 p.m. on April 26 andand 6:30 a.m. on April 27, someone stole a homemade fuel tank trailer from a field located near Old River Road and Highway 166. The tank trailer is further described as beige in color, 15’ long, has a 500 gallon capacity, and has the owner applied number of #CA0541163 stamped on multiple places on the trailer. The fuel tank trailer contained approximately 400 gallons of diesel fuel at the time of the theft. If anyone has any information, please contact Detective Marty Downs at 661-392-4372 or Refer to case #2017- 010404164.

•Between 5p.m. on April 28 and 7 a.m. on April 1 hours, unknown suspects cut a padlock to an oilfield storage facility, located in the 29000 block of Highway 33, and stole approximately 30 gallons of gasoline from one of the storage tanks. Contact Brunsell with any information. Refer to case #2017-01042410.

Between 3 p.m. on May 2 and hours and May 3 at 9:30 a.m.hours, suspects stole approximately 30 mandarin orange trees, approximately 3 feet tall, from an orchard located near Highway 166 and Basic School Road. If anyone has any information, Contact Downs . Refer to case #2017-01043580.