RCIU investigating thefts east of Taft

The agricultural fields east of Taft are being victimized just as much as the oilfields to the west and the Kern County Sheriff's rural Crimes Investigations Unit is investiging the theft of plain, copper wire and even honey from beehives.

Here is the latest update issued Friday:

•Sometime between March 13 at 6 p.m. and March 14 at 7 a.m. unknown suspects forced entry to a farm storage yard in the 23000 block of South Lake Road, stealing three gallons of paint, two white interior doors, and caused over $300 in property damage. Contact Detective Tanner Miller at 661-392-6093 orMillerT@kernsheriff.org with any further information. Refer to case #2019-00041083.

•Between March 10 at 4 p.m. and March 11 at 7 a.m. hours, unknown suspects cut 300 feet of copper wire from an electrical panel and well located in the 23000 2019-00041092block of S Lake Road, causing over $3,000 in property damages. If anyone has any information about this investigation contact Tanner Miller at 661-392-6093. Refer to case #2019-00041092. 

• On March 24 at 1:28 a.m., unknown suspects stole honey from bee hives located in the orchards near Gardner Field Road. If anyone has any information,contact Detective Richard Hudson at 661-392-6091 or HudsonR@kernsheriff.org. Refer to case #2019-00046632.