New Crime Wave: Criminals Stealing Water

by KQED  |  published on April 12, 2015

water2“They’re taking the water hoses, taking the copper wiring,” says the county’s District Attorney, David Linn. “We’ve even had instances where they’ve come in and stolen the water pumps from the farmers.”

Linn has recently launched a new task force so rural residents and farmers can reach a deputy district attorney 24-7 to report crime, including illegal well drilling.

Linn says a hypothetical call might be, “You know over the past two weeks, the water flow on my kitchen sink has continued to decrease. I notice there’s a couple of big drill rigs across the road, looks like they’re very active.”
An investigator could come out and talk with the well driller to make sure they’re drilling where they should be.

“We want to stop the wholesale planned attempt by water drillers to essentially tap out entire neighborhoods of homes without proper legal authority,” says Linn. …

  • I don’t think people realize how desperate the situation in CA is. When people are stealing water, of all things, it’s dire.

  • Dee

    California used to be a nice state to live in and visit, but the government there is what is ruining the state, just like our ursurper so-called president is ruining the U.S.

  • James in Texas

    If these drillers are investigated and should they be found to be Illegal Immigrate drillers the state will let them continue on as it is the apparent requirement to simply hand the state over to La Raza and Mexico. How could a state as wonderful as California once was have become so self-destructive??? This state was once known as a “great place and is now forever knows as “LaLa-Land”, in CA if you ask about the issues, the answer is “LaLaLaLaLa, I can’t hear you”!

    • Edward L.

      the people of Cal.(lala land) must like it look what the voters keep electing to run (ruin)
      the place..


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