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Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
Tuesday September 10th, 2019 :: 04:58 p.m. PDT


Rural Crime Investigation Leads to Arrest for theft of Bee Hives

During a lengthy investigation, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit detectives acquired video and photographs of a possible suspect in numerous thefts of bee hives. A vehicle was identified and connected to a residence in Taft.
On September 9, 2019 at about 2:40 p.m., at the residence on the 500 block of Philippine St., detectives located and recovered stolen property from the theft of the hives. 

36-year-old Jose Martinez was arrested for Penal code 182 - Conspiracy, Penal Code 487- Grand Theft and Penal Code 496- Possession of Stolen Property.

Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
1350 Norris Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93308

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