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Four years later California farmer reunited with his tractor


A Kern County, California farmer finally got his Kubota M9000 tractor back last week after it had been stolen more than four years ago.

Last week detectives with the Tulare County Regional Auto Theft Task Force (T-RATT) were called to a property in the 15300 block of Ave 248 in Tulare for a stolen vehicle investigation. There detectives found a Kubota M9000 that had been reported stolen from Kern County back in 2014.

The detectives contacted the owner who came and took the tractor home. The tractor is valued at approximately $35,000.

T-RATT is run by the California Highway Patrol, with Task Force Officers from several different law enforcement agencies within Tulare County, including the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, Tulare PD, Visalia PD, Porterville PD, the District Attorney’s office, Deptment of Motor Vehicles and the California Highway Patrol.

This task force serves as a force-multiplier within the county. It combines the focus of multiple law enforcement resources with differing expertise and specialized knowledge of different areas within the county. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is involved as a member of T-RATT and is a tool used to patrol the unincorporated areas of the county, cities, and farming communities.

The investigation into the tractor theft is ongoing.

Tags: Agriculture News, Farm Machinery, Farm Equipment, Ag Crime


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