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Two suspects arrested for stealing farm equipment

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Posted at 8:21 PM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 23:26:52-04

Two suspects were arrested Sunday for stealing farm equipment in the area around Stockdale Highway and Interstate 5.

Police found the stolen equipment in the trunk of a vehicle west of Shafter.

30-year-old Juan Trujillo and 25-year-old Esteban Villasana, both from Shafter, were arrested after police found probable cause.

Police also believe the suspects used a forklift to attempt to force entry into a shipping container. Both suspects were booked for grand theft, possession of stolen property, and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit at 661-392-4325.