Location: 16000 block of Hwy. 99, Tipton

Incident Date: 3-30-15

Incident Time: 1430

Case Number: 15-3956

Victim: Ritchie Brother Auctioneers

Posted by: Media Relations

On 3-30-15 Pixley Patrol Deputies responded to the 16000 block of Hwy. 99, Tipton in regards to the report of the theft of a tractor truck or big rig. Upon arrival they were advised unknown suspects(s) entered a secured gated area and removed a 1992 Freightliner cab over tractor truck worth an estimated $3,750.00. It was advised the truck had previously been sold at auction; however payment had not been received.      

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department AG Crimes Unit were contacted and took over the investigation. Leads were developed and the case remains under active investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact detective R. Gunderman or Sgt. J. Campos with the Ag Crimes 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.