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Assistance needed in rural crimes


September 19, 2019 | View PDF

The Kern County Sheriff Rural Crime Investigation Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in a couple of crimes that have been committed recently in the Shafter/Wasco area.

On July 27, between the 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m., unknown suspects stole two boxes containing two 2.5-gallon jugs of Onagar Optek Miticide (10 gallons total), and 20 one-gallon containers of Intrepid 2F Insecticide from farm storage located near Scofield and Kimberlina avenues.

Anyone with any information on this case are asked to contact Detective Richard Hudson at 661-392-6091 and refer to case #2019-00130007.


On August 11, between 5 and 10 p.m., unknown suspects stripped approximately 40 feet of copper wire from an electrical control panel and pump motor located near Zachary Avenue and Merced Avenue, causing over $1,200 in property damage.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact Detective Jacob Martinez at 661-392-6006 and refer to case #2019-00120399.

—Kern County Sheriff’s Department


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