Chris Chroman, Tractors Stolen, 7/25/1974, B/Californian
Deputy hunts 1 stolen tractor, finds 2 others Califomian News Service McFARLAND — One tractor stolen. Two stolen tractors recovered. That was the score Wednesday for deputies of the Delano-McFarland Delano-McFarland sheriff's sub-station. While "tracking" a Ford tractor stolen Wednesday, morning from the Chris Chroman ranch on Garzoli Avenue near Pond Road, a deputy recovered two others reported stolen within (he last month. Two men are being sought in connection with the theft of the still missing Chroman vehicle. Responding to the report of the missing tractor from the Chroman ranch, the deputy followed the tracks through a vineyard onto Shuster Avenue, east to Garzoli Avenue and north to the Acapulco Labor Camp south of Delano. There the "tracks" ended inside a chain link compound, compound, according to the report, and there, the other two missing tractors tractors were found Manuel Armendariz. labor camp owner, told the deputy two men offered the Ford tractor for salw about 9:30 p m Tuesday and when he iltvlined the offer thry If ft it on the property. He said he last saw the tractor about 6 p.m. Wednesday being driven south on Garzoli Avenue, preceded by a car. Although the Chroman tractor was not located, the deputy recognized recognized two other tractors at the camp as being reported stolen in the past few weeks. Recovered was a large diescl machine worth about $8,000. reported taken in late June from the Lamont area, and a smaller Ford tractor, listed as stolen from the Kern County Equipment Company yard in Delano and owned by Milton Austerman. The latter was similar to the tractor taken from Chroman and valued at $1,500, reports noted.