Two arrested near Arbuckle after stealing tractor

A man and woman were arrested early Monday morning after officers say they stole a tractor near Arbuckle on Sunday night.

At around 8:25 PM on Sunday, a deputy from the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Arbuckle area for a report of a blonde male subject, who was possibly armed and accompanied by a woman, driving a suspicious vehicle. When deputies arrived on scene, they observed someone driving a tractor and attempted to initiate a stop.

“Deputies arrived on scene and (the driver) attempted to avoid them while on the tractor, driving through orchards,” Sgt. Jacob Parker said on Monday. “The suspect eventually parked the tractor and the deputies made contact” on Jon School Road near Mumma Road.

As deputies were investigating, the two subjects, Brandon David Klimper, 27, of Dunnigan, and Candace Marie Greer, 33, of Arbuckle, complained that they were suffering from medical issues. Greer was transported to Colusa Medical Center for treatment. Klimper was transported to the Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center. 

After the Klimper and Greer were taken for medical treatment, investigators were able to contact the owner of the tractor – a nearby farmer – and determined that the tractor was, in fact, stolen.

At 9:03 PM, the Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a report of a power line down nearby. Officers canvassed the area and discovered another vehicle – a car stolen out of Dunnigan – unoccupied in a ditch near the intersection of Mumma and Grevie roads. An accident investigation was conducted by the California Highway Patrol, who determined that Greer was driving the stolen car with Klimper as a passenger when the vehicle struck a utility pole and sheared it off at the base, before they fled the scene and stole the tractor.

Greer was arrested at the Colusa Medical Center by the California Highway Patrol at 12:05 AM on Monday for vehicle theft, receiving stolen property, and driving with a suspended license, and hit and run resulting in death or injury. Her bail was set at $55,000. Klimper was arrested at the hospital in Vacaville at 12:42 AM on Monday for vehicle theft and receiving stolen property. His bail was set at $30,000. ■

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Brian Pearson is the Managing Editor & Reporter for the Williams Pioneer Review. Brian joined the Williams Pioneer Review in June 2016 and is committed to bringing hyperlocal news to its readers. A few of his projects include reporting on local government and the newly feature sports page. To contact Brian about this article, or for future articles, please email him at brian@colusacountynews.net