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Taft man arrested for stealing numerous bee hives from homes

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 20:36:56-04

TAFT, Calif — A 36-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stealing numerous bee hives.

Detectives with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit was able to get video and photographs of Jose Martinez stealing bee hives.

Once a car was identified and connected to Martinez's home in Taft, they were able to arrest him. Officials said they found stolen property from the alleged thefts.

Martinez was arrested for conspiracy, grand Theft and possession of stolen property.