Thieves steal copper wire from several locations
The Kern County Sheriff's Rural Crimes Investigation Unit is working several recent oilfield thefts. Here is the latest rundown on Taft-Maricopa activity:
On 12/30/20, an employee for an oil company reported unknown suspects damaged a fuse box and stole copper wire from a well site. Approximately 120 feet of copper wire were stolen from the metal piping. Shoe tracks and a set of tires were observed and photographed at the scene. Please contact Detective Miller at 661-392-6093 or MillerT@kernsheriff.org to report any information.
Location: 25000 block of Western Minerals Rd.
Unknown suspects driving a white extended cab Chevrolet truck entered the property to an oil company and stole miscellaneous tools from the back of several of the company trucks, along with a duffel bag full of safety supplies and the keys to one of the parked trucks. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Giannelli at 661-392-6004 or Giannelli@kernsheriff.org.
Location: Hwy 33 South and Hwy 166 West
On 01/05/21, the reporting party stated unknown suspects stripped copper wire from several power boxes from a well operation belonging to an Oil company. To report any information, contact Detective Miller at 661-392-6093 or MillerT@kernsheriff.org.
Location: 11000 block of Elk Hills Rd
On 1/20/21, unknown suspects entered an oil company fenced property and stole four spools of insulated copper wire. No other information was available. Contact Detective Miller to report any information at 661-392-6093 or MillerT@kernsheriff.org.
Location: Hwy 33 and Hwy 58
Sometime between 12/22/20 and 12/29/20, unknown suspects stole approximately 60 feet of copper wire, causing damaging to a fuse box, power lines and pumping unit to a well. Deputies located and photographed ATV tire tracks. Anyone with information, contact Detective Miller at 661-392-6093 or MillerT@kernsheriff.org.