Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sheriff introduces ag theft prevention tool

Tulare County ranchers and farmers are getting a little help from the sheriff’s department in the form of water. But it’s not what you might think. Sheriff Mike Boudreaux announced Wednesday a new investigative tool being used by the department’s Agricultural Crimes Unit, SmartWater CSI. Once sprayed on ag equipment, the liquid which is invisible, odorless, stays on a thief for up to five years without them noticing and is picked up using an ultra-violet light. The sheriff’s department is the first agency in the western United States to take advantage of the technology. “We will use this tool to protect our ag partners,” Boudreaux said. The invisible witness Boudreaux referred to the product as a “silent, invisible witness”...more

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