Rancher Ann Vassar of Dixon, at left, a victim of a recent theft, speaks to Solano County Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Currie about how to secure her ranch. Vassar’s all-terrain vehicle, a Polaris valued at $7,000, was later recovered after it was sold for a few hundred dollars to a local business.
Photo/Christine Souza
After experiencing theft of an important piece of equipment, Solano County rancher Ann Vassar added additional security measures such as new locks and “Farm Watch” signs.
Photo/Christine Souza
After experiencing theft of an important piece of equipment, Solano County rancher Ann Vassar added additional security measures such as new locks and “Farm Watch” signs.
Photo/Christine Souza
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