Bakersfield Man Arrested for Stealing Farm Equipment

Bakersfield Man Arrested for Stealing Farm Equipment

BAKERSFIELD — A Bakersfield man accused of stealing farm equipment is behind bars after being arrested on Tuesday of last week.

Ryan Tripp, 26, was booked into the Kern County Jail’s Central Receiving Facility for an outstanding warrant, possession of illegal drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

However, Tripp was wanted by detectives with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Unit in connection with a stolen Caterpillar skid steer and Kubota farm tractor, which was taken an area northwest of the City of Bakersfield back in August.

On Oct. 10, investigators said they located the stolen Caterpillar at a recycling center in Bakersfield, and developed evidence that Tripp was the person they thought was responsible for stealing both tractors and selling the Caterpillar to the recycling center.

On Oct. 28, detectives located Tripp at his residence and arrested him.

During the arrest, detectives said Tripp was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, as well as having in his possession, a Kawasaki Mule that had been stolen from a local packing facility.

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Bakersfield Man Arrested for Stealing Farm Equipment was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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