Location: 25000 Block of Road 204

Case Number: 15-14873

Posted by: Media Relations

etectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Ag Crimes Unit were contacted by a representative of Waterman Industries and advised of a theft involving a possible employee. Detectives were advised the thefts have occurred over a stretch of approximately three months and estimated the loss to be approximately $5,600.00.

Through use of surveillance Detectives were able to identify the employee and observed him taking brass items from the business. The employee was contacted at the business. Detectives located stolen brass items in the employee’s vehicle. The employee admitted to stealing the items and selling them to a local recycler in Tulare. Detectives responded to a recycle business in Tulare. Detectives located and recovered approximately $5,600.00 of stolen brass parts. The employee was later arrested and the stolen items were returned to the business.

Suspect: Jimmie Torres (51)

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.