The Glenn County, CA, sheriff tells KCRA-TV walnut thefts are down thanks to anti-theft ordinances in place.
“Thefts are way down. The new ordinance has really helped a lot,” Sheriff Larry Jones says.
However, thieves stuck an orchard this week and took approximately 500 to 1,000 pounds of walnuts. That incident was the first major walnut theft in a year.
Similar ordinances are enacted in Butte and Tehama counties as well. These anti-theft measures require anyone selling walnuts to have proof of ownership.