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Two Suspects Arrested For Agricultural Thefts From Farming Communities

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On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Thermal Station deputies assigned to the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team were investigating a recent increase in agricultural thefts from the farming community of the Thermal and Mecca area farms.

Their subsequent investigation led them to a date crop near Avenue 66 and Martinez Road. District Team deputies apprehended two suspects who were in the process of cutting and removing Barhi dates from several trees.

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24-year-old, Thermal resident, Marco Basilio, and 34-year-old Thermal resident Noe Moreno were arrested and booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio for felony theft of agriculture.

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Anyone with information regarding theft of agricultural products is encouraged to contact Deputy Iniguez at (760) 863-8483.

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