Location: 53000 Block of Whitaker Forest Road, Badger/ 22200 Block of Carson Avenue, Exeter

Incident Date: 10-6-18/ 10-7-18

Case Number: 18-12985

City: Badger/ Exeter

Posted by: Media Relations

Thieves Steal Cars, Antique Property & Equipment From Badger Home, TCSO Detectives Track it Down in Exeter


On Saturday October 6, 2018, Tulare County Sheriff Deputies responded to help Fresno County Sheriff Deputies on a large burglary investigation located in the 53000 Block of Whitaker Forest Road, Badger, where various types of property, antique equipment, and several vehicles had been stolen. The location was determined to be in Fresno County. 
Throughout Saturday night and Sunday morning, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriffs Agricultural Crimes Unit obtained information regarding the probable whereabouts of the said property and vehicles.
On Sunday October 7, 2018 at 9 a.m., the Tulare County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit and Patrol Deputies responded to a home in the 22200 Block of Carson Avenue, Exeter, where numerous pieces of property and several of the stolen vehicles were located. Fresno County was advised and they sent to Detectives to assist.
Tulare and Fresno County Detectives ultimately responded to three different homes, where three adult males were determined to have been involved in the burglary. As a result, approximately five stolen vehicles and 65 other pieces of property were identified and recovered, for a total estimated recovery value of $26,000. All recovered property was given back to the victims on the same day.
Tulare County Sheriff Agricultural Crimes Unit Detectives arrested Exeter resident Phillip Lowe, 28 years of age, for possession of stolen property. They also arrested Lemon Cove resident Nathan Reed, 24 years of age, for possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, and for having committed a felony while out on bail. Both suspects were booked at the Tulare County Pre Trial Facility.