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Deputies: Over $114,000 of farming equipment stolen

By Tyler May, tmay@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jun 28 2013 12:47:34 AM CDT
WILLOWS, Calif. -

The Glenn County sheriff's office revealed Wednesday they are starting to see a trend where a lot of agricultural products are being stolen all across the county.

Deputies say they have received 24 reports of agricultural material from hay, diesel, copper wire and even a semi-truck load full of walnuts since March.

Investigators say all together, there has been a total of $114,000.00 worth of equipment and material stolen.

Carriere Family Farms had a truck full of walnuts stolen last week.  The sheriff's office believes it's a group of people from the Los Angeles area who made up their own a trucking company and then would pick up the walnuts and tell Carriere Family Farms they would ship the load to Canada.

So far that truck hasn't made it.

"Basically utilize a normal process of hauling walnuts to and from the processor to the in user and they intercept that by using forge documents and a truck and trailer that didn't belong to the trucking company that was supposed to belong to,” said Glenn County Undersheriff, Rich Warren.

Carriere Family Farms wants to add they still are not sure if they got robbed and believe the shipment is taking longer than expected.

The sheriff's office is asking for your help. If you know anything about these crimes you're asked to give them a call.