Location: 21400 block of Road 196, Exeter

Incident Date: 07/23/2017

Incident Time: 2300-0500 hours

Case Number: 17-08912

Victim: Fisher Brother Farms

City: Lindsay

Posted by: Dispatch

Suspect: Francisco Lemus Magana (47)


On 8/3/17 at 1200 hours during an ongoing investigation, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Ag Crimes Unit responded to the 20600 block of Avenue 244, in Lindsay, to conduct a follow up investigation regarding a recent theft of Ag equipment in the 21400 block of Road 196, Exeter.


Upon arrival, Detectives contacted Francisco Lemus Magana who was a person of interest in this investigation.

Detectives searched the property and located the stolen trailer from Fisher Brother Farms. The trailer was concealed under a pile of pallets and trash. The trailer was identified and released to the owner. The trailer was valued at approximately $4,000.  

Francisco Lemus Magana was arrested for multiple thefts related to the investigation and (2) outstanding misdemeanor warrants.    


Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Ag Sergeant  Rhyman or Detective Nicholson with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Ag Crimes Unit at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.