Location: Avenue 184 at Road 168, Woodville

Incident Date: 5/14/16

Incident Time: 0712 hours

Case Number: 16-06122

Victim: Simplot Growers Solutions

City: Terra Bella

Posted by: Media Relations

Grand theft/ Stolen vehicle

On 5-14-16, Porterville Patrol Deputies responded to the Woodville area in regards to a report of a theft. Upon arrival, they located evidence to substantiate that unknown suspects entered the property and removed a chemical tank trailer containing approximately 400 gallons of “spray oil” in addition to radios and other items from adjacent farm equipment.

Ag Crimes Investigative Detectives were contacted and assumed the investigation. On 5-16-16, Detectives located the above mentioned trailer still containing the spray oil near the intersection of Road 212 and Avenue 188, in Strathmore.

The recovery was estimated to be approximately $11,000.

Further evidence is being processed and investigative leads are being pursued.   

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective R. Gunderman or Sgt. Mike Yandell with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Ag Crimes Investigations Unit at (559) 735-1898. You can also call 24 hours a day at (559) 733-6218 or anonymously, by accessing the TipNow page at tcso@tipnow.com. You may also make an anonymous call or text to (559) 725-4194.