On Tuesday night, detectives with the Fresno County Ag Crimes Task Force (AGTF) recovered a stolen Boer goat and returned it to a teenage girl who is a student at Central West High School.

Detectives also arrested 23 year old Alexandria Fall of Los Angeles County.  She was issued a citation for felony grand theft.  She is an animal activist who claimed she was rescuing the goat because she believed it may be treated inhumanely.

Deputies first took a report of the theft last week.  The owner of the goat, a student, said it disappeared from the Central High School West Campus on the night of October 29th.  The female goat was being raised for breeding purposes and was secured in a pen with an iron gate.  The student went to the campus at 2045 N. Dickenson Ave. the next morning and discovered her goat was missing.

AGTF detectives developed leads in the case that pointed to Alexandria Fall being in possession of the goat.  Detectives contacted Fall and made arrangements for her to safely return the goat, which she did.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (559) 600-3111 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867, www.valleycrimestoppers.org  You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137