Four transformers damaged on Honolulu Hill

The Kern County Sheriff's Rural Crimes detectives are investigating several crimes in the Westside oilfield, including a major vandalism and theft case near Taft.

Here is the latest report:

•Between 2 p.m. and 5:39 p.m. on June 13 unknown suspects damaged four oilfield transformers and stripped approximately 100 feet of copper wire from an oil lease located on Honolulu Hills Road, causing over $41,000 in damages. If anyone has any information about this investigation, please contact Detective Casey Brunsell at 661-392-4370 or BrunsellC@kernsheriff.org. Refer to case #2018- 00092197.

•Between 4 p.m. on June 25 and 5:45 on June 26, someone entered an oil company’s storage yard 25000 block of Hwy 33, by forcing the gate lock and stole 14 cases of chalk style construction spray paint, 4 cans of WD40 and 4 jugs of Rigid thread cutting oil. If anyone has any information about this investigation, please contact Detective Corey Stacy at 661-392- 6925 or StacyC@kernsheriff.org. Refer to case #2018-00099420.

•Between 4 p.m. on June 25 and 6:30 a.m. on June 26, unknown suspects stole a Caterpillar R50 trailer from an oilfield in the 25000 block of Highway 33, and drove it to a dirt field located near Arnold Avenue and Park Road where it was recovered. The suspects stripped the headlights from the tractor. Contact Detective Stacy with any information. Refer to case #2018-00099600.