Copper was stolen near Highway 33

The Kern County Sheriff's Rural Crimes Investigations Unit is investigating several thefts on the West Side, including another major copper wire theft.

Here are the latest reports:

•On Oct. 12, between 1 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. hours, unknown suspects stole a farm trailer from the area of South Lake Road and Basic School Road.

The trailer is described as being 5 feet wide by 10 feet long and 6 feet tall. The trailer is painted green, but has faded. A farm sticker “Green View Growers” is on the front of the trailer. The trailer does not have a license plate or serial number.

The trailer contained 250 plastic bins, 40 umbrellas and 28 scales. If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of the trailer, contact Detective Corey Stacy at 661-392-6925 or StacyC@kernsheriff.org. Refer to case #2017-01133853.

•On Oct. 13, between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. hours, unknown suspects vandalized a power box located on an oil lease in the area of Highway 33. Contact Detective Casey Brunsell at 661-392-4370 or BrunsellC@kernsheriff.org with any information. Refer to case #2017-01134919.

Between Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. hours and Oct. 18 at 7 a.m., suspects stole approximately 1,000 feet of coded copper wire (1/2”, ¾” and 1”) and 3’ in diameter conduit pipe, approximately 8 feet long, from an oil lease located in the 29000 block of Highway 33.
If anyone has any information about this investigation, contact Brunsell at 661-392-4370 or BrunsellC@kernsheriff.org. Refer to case #2017-01137380.