BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kern County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime investigators say they cracked a case of a string of suspected bee hive heists.
The sheriff’s office said deputies arrested 36-year-old Jose Martinez for conspiracy, grand theft and possession of stolen property in connection to the thefts.
KCSO said detectives obtained video and images of a possible suspect of numerous thefts and eventually identified a vechicle connected to a home in Taft.
Deputies found the stolen property and recovered the what was stolen in connection to the thefts at a home in the 500 block of Philippine Street.
Officials did not specify how many hives were stolen nor the value of the hives.