Location: 22000 block of Ave 112 , Terra Bella CA

Incident Date: 08-17-15

Incident Time: 0623

Case Number: 15-10283

Victim: Konda Farms

Posted by: Media Relations

Suspect: Nicolas Brown, 18 years old.

On August 17th at 0623 hours, The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department was contacted in regards to a commercial burglary.  The scene of the burglary was the shop building and offices for Konda Farms.  A large number of items including a work truck, office equipment, and farm equipment were stolen with an estimated loss of $35,000. 

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Agriculture Crime Unit arrived to the scene to conduct an investigation

On August 19th at approximately 0730 hours the stolen truck was located by the California Highway Patrol in the East Porterville area.  The truck was unoccupied.

During the investigation a person of interest was identified.  On August 19th Detectives from the Ag Crimes Unit contacted suspect Nicolas Brown who was in possession of property stolen from Konda Farms.  The estimated recovery at this time is $33,000.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.

If you have any information related to this case, please contact Detective Nicholson or Sergeant Giefer (559) 735-1898 or (800)808-0488.  Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow, email: tcso@tipnow.net or download the Tipnow app for android or apple phones.