On February 11th, 2019, Deputies responded to the 30800 Block of Road 60, in Goshen, in regards to a theft of bee boxes. The stolen bee boxes were an assortment of colors and stamped with “GUNTER” on the sides. Deputies processed the area and collected evidence from the scene. Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Ag Crimes Unit took over the investigation.
February 10th – 96 hives stolen from Gunter Honey
February 11th – 96 hives stolen from SP Godlin Apiaries
Swinger Forklift was used to load and remove the bees on the nights of Sunday, February 10th and Monday, February 11th.
Anyone with information regarding the stolen items, the identity of the suspect(s) and/or their possible whereabouts are encouraged to contact Det. B. De Haan with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Agricultural Crimes Unit, (559) 802-9401 or 24 hours (559) 733-6218, (800) 808-0488, Tip Now Line: (559) 725-4194, Or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org