Location: 1700 block of Hwy 99

Incident Date: 7-27-16

Incident Time: 0006 hrs

Case Number: 16-9493

Victim: Akal Travel Plaza

City: Earlimart

Posted by: Dispatch

On Wednesday July 27th, 2016 Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Pixley Substation responded to the 1700 block of Highway 99 in regards to a report of a vandalism. Deputies arrived on scene and learned the water pump at the Akal Travel Plaza had been vandalized in an attempt to remove the coin operated mechanism. The suspect attempted to remove the coin operated mechanism of the machine causing the entire pump to be destroyed as a result.

The case remains under investigation and anyone with information 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.