Oilfield thefts cause more than $100,000 damage
Kern County Sheriff's Rural Crimes detectives are investigating several cases of theft or vandalism in the Taft area, including one that caused $100,000 in losses.
Here is the latest report:
Location: Airport Rd and Honolulu Hills Rd
The reporting subject stated that sometime between Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, someone damaged two oil pumping units by cutting the main electrical conduits which disconnected power to the pumping unit motor. To report any information, contact Detective Martinez at 661-392-6006 or MartinezJac@kernsheriff.org.
Location: Cadet Rd and Duvall Rd
Unknown suspects entered into an oil company’s property sometime between Jan. 4 and Feb, 4 and used a vehicle to pull wiring from a rectifier unit and cables to an oil pipeline. Contact Detective Miller at 661-392-6093 or MillerT@kernsheriff.org to report any information.
Location: Kerto Rd & Petroleum Club Rd
On Feb. 15, deputies responded to a call regarding a theft from an oil company. The reporting party stated that within a week, the business had been broken into twice and the suspects had stolen copper wire and caused damaged to the anodes. To report any information contact Detective Miller.