AG CRIME ALERT: SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

AG CRIME ALERT: SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

November 13, 2013

Two Santa Barbara County Nursery Thefts
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office announced TODAY two nursery thefts.
Pittosorum Silver Leaf Plant as is
On 11-01-13, Norman’s Nursery in Carpinteria, CA reported a burglary
of over $18,000.00 in fertilizers, pesticides, etc., along with 1200 
by 15-gallon black plastic nursery
 ots. (Case number 13-15226)
On the very next day, a grand theft report was taken from the same location, where 1200 Pittosorum Silver Leaf plants in 2” transplant containers were stolen. (Case number 13-15276)
Images of the plants are (1) as is, (2) adult plants that show the silver coloring better, and (3) photo of similar 15-gallon pots.
Adult Pittosorum Silver Leaf Plants
The agricultural chemicals taken are:
1 case Reward herbicide
1 case Safari insecticide
1 case Upstar insecticide
1 case Marathon II insecticide
1 case Conserve SC insecticide
1 case Hexygon miticide
Similar 15-gallon pots

Materials stolen are:
1 case of 1” green landscaping tape
1 case of 2” green landscaping tape
3 Corona TP 6850 pole pruners
If you have any information, please contact John McCarthy at the contact information below.
John McCarthy
Rural Crimes \ Santa Barbara Co. Sheriff
jhm2501@sbsheriff.org
(805) 934-6512 (Office)
(805) 896-6586 (Cell)