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Suspect arrested in Agriculture theft

(Arrest made in agriculture theft investigation)….County Sheriff’s made the arrest this week.

It came at the conclusion of a two-month investigation. Taken into custody was 34-year-old Marco Andres Gutierrez Perez of Mexicali. Sheriff’s investigators say the man is suspected of stealing sprinkler heads and risers from several farms located near Holtville. The value of the stolen property was set at $30,000. Gutierrez Perez was booked into County Jail, charged with 9 counts of grand theft and one count of attempted grand theft. His bail was set at $20,000.