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2 arrested in connection with orange theft

Posted at 9:15 AM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 12:15:08-04

Two people were arrested for allegedly trying to steal about $500 worth of oranges.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, deputies showed up to an orange orchard just outside of McFarland on Sherwood Avenue and Kyte Road. They found a van full of oranges.

The property owner said the van didn't belong to the company and shouldn't have been there. He estimated the value of the oranges at $500.

An investigation led detectives to 40-year-old Alma Duran and 33-year-old Julio Gutierrez-Montes of Bakersfield. 

The two now face grand theft and conspiracy charges.