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Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
Thursday December 20th, 2018 :: 04:02 p.m. PST


Two suspects arrested for theft.

Over the last several months, there has been an increase of metal and copper wire thefts across Kern County.  These thefts have causes significant damage to property and monetary loss to the victims.  During these investigations, Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Investigation Unit detectives developed probable cause to arrest CHRISTOPHER MILLER (50), of Bakersfield, and CHRISTOPHER SHEPHERD (47), of Bakersfield, regarding the thefts.  On 12/19/18, Detectives served a search warrant in the 8000 block of Vera Avenue, Bakersfield, and the 5000 block of Redbank Road, Bakersfield.  During the search warrant, detectives located irrigation valves and metal stakes that were stolen from a local farming company.
MILLER and SHERPHERD were arrested and booked at the Central Receiving Facility for PC 487(a)(1), Grand Theft, PC 496(a), Possession of stolen property, and PC 182(a)(1), Conspiracy. 

Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
1350 Norris Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93308

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