Location: Mooney Boulevard/Avenue 264, Visalia

Incident Date: 6/8/16

Incident Time: 1140 hours

Case Number: 16-07299

Victim: JM Bragg

City: Visalia

Posted by: Media Relations

Grand theft

On 6-8-16, Headquarters Patrol Deputies responded to the Visalia area in regards to the report of found property. Upon arrival, they located evidence to substantiate unknown suspects left a John Deere Gator parked after removing the ignition.

Detectives were contacted and assumed the investigation. On 6-9-16, Detectives located the owner by networking with local John Deere Dealers and were able to return the stolen gator to its owner.

At this time, the suspects are still outstanding. Leads are being pursued and the investigation is ongoing.     

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