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Farmers continue to be victimized

(Farm Equipment theft)….It was still a major crime last year in Imperial County.

It has been a major crime problem for years. 2014 does not appear it will be any different. Another incident has been reported. This time at Benson Farms in Brawley. Sheriff’s investigators say some time between December 21st and January 4th, somebody stole a radiator and parts from a water system pump. Investigators say farm equipment theft is very difficult to prevent since the equipment is in open fields. They do, however, have an identification program that can help track the stolen equipment.