RCIU investigates theft in Cymric, Maricopa areas

 Oilfield trucks were targeted by thieves in the western Kern County oilfields recently.

Pickups in the Cymric area and near Maricopa were hit on separate weekends.

•Between March 9 at 4 p.m. and March 12 at 5:30 a.m. hours, unknown suspects pried open 6 oilfield pickup trucks and stole equipment from the beds while the trucks were parked at the Cymric oil lease off Highway 33. The list of stolen equipment includes a Port-a-band, brooms, SDS roto hammers, 18 volt cordless drills, 24”x16” builders squares, cement finishing tools, 60” digging bars, wrench sets, drills, fire extinguishers, grinders, hand chamfer edgers, hand saws, pliers, magnetic sweepers, levels, vice grips, and tape measures. Contact Detective Casey Brunsell at 661-392- 4370 or BrunsellC@kernsheriff.org with any information. Refer to case #2018-00037862.

•Sometime between March 10 at 11 a.m. March 11 at 6 a.m., unknown suspects forced entry to an oilfield storage yard located in the area of Petroleum Club Road and Highway 33, and vandalized a truck by breaking the window, leaving the interior of the truck exposed to the rain. It is unknown at this time if any tools were stolen. If anyone has any information, contact Brunsell at 661-392-4370 or BrunsellC@kernsheriff.org. Refer to case #2018-00037357.