CRIME ALERT: Bee Colonies Stolen Near Brawley and John Deere Trailer in Kerman

CRIME ALERT: Bee Colonies Stolen Near Brawley and John Deere Trailer in Kerman

February 11, 2014

CRIME ALERT: Bee Colonies Stolen and John Deer Tralier are on Be on the Look-out list.


California Rural Crime Prevention Task Force posted BOLs (Be on the Look-outs):


Imperial County Sheriff’s Office reported the that 36 boxes of bee colonies were stolen between January 24, 2014 and February 6, 2014, from the outskirts of Brawley.

Stolen Bee Colony

Sanchez Bee, Inc., of Brawley, issues all of their boxes with “Sanchez” and the phone number “760-351-1960” spray-painted on their sides.


Any information related to this crime please contact Investigator Rudy Moreno at (760)351-2866 or




Equipment was stolen from the area of Jensen Ave. and Goldenrod Ave. in Kerman yesterday.


Stolen Trailer2
Trailer is similar to the photographs posted.

The trailer is a John Deere, 5ft X 8ft tandem axle trailer with an attached 250 gallon fuel tank and a 6 cylinder John Deere Motor. The trailer is painted John Deere green, Engine number – T06068T80471.


A potential suspect vehicle is a dark-colored 2006-2008 truck, possibly a Ford with partial license plate – 8V128. It was last seen traveling southbound on Goldenrod Ave. approaching Jensen Ave.


Please contact the Ag Task Force at (559) 898-0667 or Detective M. Hernandez (559) 351-7773 with any information.

Detective Michael HernandezStolen Trailer Fresno County Sheriff’s Office
Ag Task Force
1055 S. Golden State Boulevard, Selma, CA 93662


About the CRCPTF

The California Rural Crime Prevention Task Force is a combination of County Sheriff's Departments, District Attorney Offices, Agricultural Commissioners and local Police Departments together with state agencies such as the Attorney General's Office, Food and Agriculture and the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning and the United States Department of Agriculture. Additionally, private organizations within the agri-business community such as the Farm Bureau, the State Grange, the Agri-Business League and other agricultural business related groups form an invaluable part of the Task Force.

We all work together for the common goal of reducing crime in the agriculture related business community.