Tulare Ag Crimes Unit Helps Bust Burglary Ring; $320k In Equipment Recovered | Crime | Fresnobee.com

The case started as a tip Friday from the Kern County Sheriff’s Department about stolen property connected to a suspect in Hawthorne in Los Angeles County, he said. Kern County officials knew to call their counterparts in Tulare County, Boudreaux said, because Tulare County agricultural crimes detectives had recently notified their counterparts at other Valley law enforcement agencies about commercial burglaries involving the same “method of operation” — the break-ins were rapidly executed and targeted certain tools. Ten detectives and two sergeants from Tulare County traveled to Hawthorne. With help from Hawthorne police, they raided four storage sheds in Gardena where stolen equipment had been stashed, he said. The suspects were selling the stolen tools at swap meets and on eBay and Craigslist, Boudreaux said.
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TOSS TO MATT IN ODESSA POWER STILL OUT FOR MOST OF THE TOWN. KMBC 9’S MATT EVANS LIVE WITH MORE. A LOT OF DAMAGE RIGHT HERE IN THE CENTER OF TOWN AS PARTS OF THIS ROOF FROM THE TOP OF THIS STORAGE COMPLEX THREW METAL HUNDREDS OF YARDS AWAY. TREES INTO HOMES – SHINGLES OFF ROOFS, AND SHEDS RIPPED APART. ONE WOMAN WAS OUT FOR A WALK WHEN THE STORM HIT. SHE COULDN’T STAND UP IN THE STRONG WINDS AND KNEW SHE COULDN’T MAKE IT TO HER HOME SO SHE HELD ON TO THE CLOSEST THING.
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Odessa woman hangs on during powerful wind storm | Local News – KMBC Home

Along with the run-in shed, a camper and other items were destroyed, resulting in a total loss of $7,000, according to Karen Sargeant, public information officer for the Polson Fire Department. A nearby utility pole also caught fire, which caused damage to the fiber optics housing at the top of the pole. Subsequently, residents in the area lost phone service and as of Tuesday afternoon, it still wasnt known if residents in the area had service, said Sargeant. Now, the homeowner is not only liable for the damage to his property, but also for the damage to the utility pole. We want the public to know if you do a controlled burn and it gets off your property and damages a utility pole, you are fully liable and responsible for that damage, said Sargeant.
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