Location: 29000 Block of Road 210, Exeter

Incident Date: 5/6/16

Incident Time: Unknown

Case Number: 16-05909

Victim: L Ward Orchard Services

City: Exeter

Posted by: Dispatch

Grand Theft

On 5/9/16 at 1620 hours, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Ag Crimes Unit were contacted by a farmer regarding a suspicious tractor and sprayer located in an orchard in the 29000 Block of Road 210, in Exeter.


No physical evidence was located on or near the equipment. During the Detectives investigation the owner of the equipment was identified however was unaware it had been stolen. The tractor was last seen on Friday, 5/6/16, in the area of Spruce Road and Pen Lan Avenue, in Exeter.

The equipment was later released to the owner.


The New Holland tractor and Air O Fan sprayer was undamaged and a full recovery estimated at approximately $85,000.


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