Case #: 05-325-0219G
San Martin Man Arrested on $250,000 Warrant for Theft of 156 Dairy Cows
On April 27th at approximately 6:00 AM, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested 38-year-old Jeffrey Whalen, in San Martin, on a $250,000 warrant for PC 487(a), Grand Theft, PC 470(d) Forgery and PC 476A Writing Bad Checks in San Martin, CA.
This arrest is the result of a five-month investigation involving the theft of 156 Dairy cows, equipment and hay. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crimes Deputy Vander Esch working with California State Brand Inspector John Suther conducted a lengthy investigation that lead to this arrest.
Whalen was a caretaker of the 156 dairy cows and equipment purchased by an investment group. The investment group invested $190,000 on the cows and equipment, which were to be under the care of Whalen at his San Martin dairy farm.
During their investigation, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Detectives were unable to locate the cows and equipment at Whalen’s dairy farm. Whalen had further wants out of Texas and Arkansas for similar crimes.
If found guilty of these charges, Whalen faces up to six years and four months in prison.