Shafter man arrested for stealing farm equipment

SHAFTER, Calif. - Due to the increase in farm equipment being stolen in the rural areas of Kern County, the Kern County Sheriff's Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit placed farm equipment in the Shafter area.

The farm equipment was under electronic surveillance.

On July 17, detectives received an alarm indicating that the farm equipment had been moved.

The detectives tracked the farm equipment to the 30300 block of Riverside Street in Shafter.

During a search of the residence, detectives found the stolen farm equipment.

Detectives also recovered a stolen Honda Rubicon ATV that was reported stolen to the California Highway Patrol in 2007.

Officers said they arrested 33-year-old Juan Garibay for possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen vehicle. He was booked into the Central Receiving Facility.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff's Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit at (661) 392-4365.

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