Location: 11100 BLOCK OF R192, PORTERVILLE CA

Incident Date: 02-09-2015

Incident Time: 0957

Case Number: 15-1706

Victim: MERRITT FARMS

City: Porterville

Posted by: Media Relations

On Monday 02-09-15 at approximately 0950 hours, deputies were dispatched to the area of Road 192 and Avenue 112 regarding theft of copper wire.

Upon arrival the reporting party advised sometime between 02-07-15 and 02-09-15 unknown suspect(s) took three 10’ lengths of ¾ inch copper wire. The wire was valued at $1,500 dollars. The unknown suspect(s) damaged the irrigation pump causing $5,000 to $10,000 dollars of damage.

The case in being actively investigated by the Sheriff’s Department.

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