RCIU investigating thefts in western Kern County
Copper wire, scrap metal and solar power equipment have been stolen in western Kern County, according to the Kern County Sheriff's rural Crimes investigations Unit.
Here is the latest report issued Monday:
•Sometime between Dec. 9 at 8 a.m. and Dec. 11 at 8:30 a.m. unknown suspects cut copper wire from irrigation pumps and electrical panels in a field near Hill Road and South Lake Road. If anyone has any information, contact Detective Richard Giannelli at 661-392-6004 or Giannelli@kernsheriff.org. Refer to case #2018-00197369.
•On Dec. 19 at approximately 11:30 p.m unknown suspects stole an unknown amount of scrap metal from an oilfield located in the 26000 block of Hwy 33. Contact Detective Casey Brunsell at 661-392-6093 or BrunsellC@kernsheriff.org with any information. Refer to case #2018-00202408.
•Between Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 7 a.m., unknown suspects stole 3 large batteries and approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel from oilfield equipment on a lease near Bill Kirby Road and Hwy 33. Contact Brunsell with any information. Refer to case #2018-00205677.
•Between Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. andDec. 26 at 10:20 a.m., suspects burglarized a Seatrain belonging to an oil company located in the 3700 block of W. Lokern Road and stole 31 solar panels, 2 new metal shelf units still contained in original boxes, 18 MC4 connectors, 7 Jean Muller brand 315-amp photovoltaic fuses, 2 combiner boxes, a 24-volt power supply unit, 50-feet of copper wire, forty 12 and 30-amp combiner box fuses, 2 sensors, and 26 ground clamps. If anyone has any information about this investigation, contact Brunsell. Refer to case #2018-00205732.