Reward offered in vandalism of AV Solar Ranch One

Vandals struck the AV Solar Ranch One Project last week and caused $100K in damages. Image courtesy First Solar.

ANTELOPE VALLEY – First Solar is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism that occurred approximately two miles north of the AV Solar Ranch One project site.

On the morning of July 13, extensive damage to the project’s generation interconnection line and temporary water line at Avenue A and 170th Street West was discovered.

Image courtesy First Solar.

“Somebody severed one of the big cables, and because of that, they’ll have to replace over 400 feet of this cable,” said Lancaster Station spokesman Michael Rust.

The estimated cost for the damages is approximately $100,000, according to First Solar program manager Alex Martin.

A police report was filed and an investigation is undergoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Lancaster Station at 661-948-8466.

  20 comments for “Reward offered in vandalism of AV Solar Ranch One

  1. dibo
    July 20, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I’m surprised that UGLY TRUTH,FUNNY,and other racist cats are not on this story trying to blame this one on a black man!! you only find them on stories that has something to do blacks,so that they can make racist comments! ain’t that about a blimp !!!

    • Utz
      July 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

      I find your comment the most racist of all. Way to win the racist of the thread award.

      • dibo
        July 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm

        i really shouldn’t be asking you this,but how in the hell did you get me being racist from that comment? LMAO!!!!

        • Utz
          July 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm

          Simple, you come in speaking of racism, acting as if you are the great chivalrous knight of human rights, when in fact you join the forum to increase racial tension instead of calming it and bringing about unity. The unity which Malcolm X saw in his visit to Mecca and was killed for believing in and preaching about.

          You are the evil in which Malcolm X saw on both sides of racial tensions, thus you are a catalyst for racial tensions on purpose, thus being far more evil than just a plain ignorant racist and probably even more racist yourself. Far worse because you know the truth but use it an a far more evil way than a simpleton would.

          • Quigley
            July 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm

            Damnnnnn! You got him!

          • dibo
            July 21, 2012 at 10:59 am

            OH and to you Quigley, i’ve been reading a lot of your comments along the way, and while you are jumping on this mans ban wagon,you are border line racist!!I just left you out when I was name dropping !!

          • Observer
            July 21, 2012 at 11:43 am

            “you a racisss!” “you be racisss!!” “he be racisss!” “she be raciss!!” thats all you pond-scum thugs know how to say.

          • dibo
            July 21, 2012 at 9:09 am

            you have taken a small paragraph that was written,and base my whole character off of thats brilliant,or should I say America’s Got talent !!Try your pratice of reverse physiology on some one else! And no,I didn’t join this fourm to intensify racism,as a matter of fact, your comment is a real insult !!Now after reading story after story,and seeing the guys that I named, and many more of them, writing negative things only on blacks, and nothing else,that pisses me off!!And I should not be quiet about what I witness!! And since you want to speak on brother EL-HAJJ MALIK EL-SHABAZZ,or Malcome X as you think that you know him.HE was not quiet by far,he still pointed out ignorant thinkers just as I did in my comment that you attacked!! And no we shouldn’t speculate,but we know that there was no balck people that cause this problem, and i’m willing to put my life on the line as you say Malcome X did!! Now since you attacked my comment which was by far not racist,let me see you go and attack the other comments that are really racist,by real racist blogers!! P.S Stop watching Spike Lee’s version of Malcome X, and research him for real,that is before you speak on him thanks !!!!!!

          • Quigley
            July 21, 2012 at 11:50 am

            It is still very apparent that we have a racial ignorance in the AV, and as I’ve posted previously. it is “Black against Ghetto” When we stop seeing pics on this site of “Hood Rat Ghetto THUGS” in the crime articles then just maybe some of us can feel black & proud! As they say, “It is what it is.”

          • Utz
            July 21, 2012 at 9:03 pm

            Congratulations dibo, you said a lot without saying anything of meaning.

            I have read enough of your posts to know your whole goal is to incite problems, and to try to play the glorious patron of all that is wrong with white people getting mad at people being criminals.

            Let me take your whole thing apart section by section.

            First off your grammar and spelling are atrocious, leading me to assume you were not a scholar in school, nor outside of school.

            You cite movies and TV shows, showing that you most associate with those items. Chances are you spend most of your time in front of a TV screen, and as we can see, a pc monitor.

            These two items lead me to believe that you do not read daily, nor do you try to excel in scholarly endeavors. Chances are you also do not research much (other than going onto probably wikipedia and copying the name he took when he joined the Nation of Islam.)

            Why would it piss you off, unless you associate yourself with black criminals? When someone “talks shit” about my race, I do not “bitch and cry”, I post facts regarding my race and it’s criminal mentality, offer suggestions to fix it, and try to learn the root cause and solutions to those causes. Help to prevent offenders from becoming repeat offenders, etc.

            Let’s go back to Malcolm Little, I never claimed I know him, but I do know what he started to preach after his return from Mecca. I wish I could know him, talk to him, understand him, and be a solution to the horrors that plagued all sides of racial tensions. So that is about the only thing you have correct is that I did not personally know Malcolm Little. I am willing to bet you did not as well. I am however willing to bet I have read more books about him, racial tensions, and criminology than you have.

            How are you sure it was not black thieves that did the damage? What empirical research lead you to that assessment?

            I have said things about the racism, by saying not to blame the color of ones skins, but by their actions and culture. I do not believe I have to post on every single post of theirs, that would be pointless and would not help them find enlightenment.

            Once again, you have pushed racial tensions and ignorance, pointing out you are far worst than our usual racists. When you step in front of a black assailant robbing a store, than we will consider you putting your life on the line. Till than stop being a horrible en-flamer of racial tensions.

          • dibo
            July 23, 2012 at 9:42 am

            you must think that i’m some kind of scholar LOL!!You have too because you brought up scholar, and I never mention any thing about being a scholar in none of my comments.Thank you but,no thank you. Let me clear things up,no i’m not a scholar, and I never proclaim to be!Now lets get this Brother Malcome thing out of the way here.He was a little first,and then he recived the letter X after join the the NOI,he then grabed the name Shabazz in process of branching out of the NOI! NO, I didn’t know him but, I know people who did,and plus I got a chance to meet his wife sister Betty Shabazz which was born under the last name Sanders (RIP).Man, the little data that I think that I have on Brother Malcome does not even scratch the surface,but it’s too much to type here, there for it’s not even worthy of an debate!You ask why does it piss me off,because they are not attacking criminals, they are attacking BLACK PEOPLE as a whole!There is a diffrence between crying,and bitching about something verseing standing up for something.Now if you call standing up for something bitching you got me twisted!You need to undrestand something,I never said anything about white people in my above comments, you did if I recall!I never said any thing about any color, I called out names if you recall.If you want someone to argue,or beef with i’ll past but, I won’t lay down,or coward out !!!

          • Utz
            July 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

            That wasn’t much of a reply Dibo, and if you actually used the logic I used, I do associate MYSELF (not you, you obviously didn’t understand the train of logic) with actually educating myself as much as possible on any subject I can. I may not be a scholar, but I try to educate myself.

            So you are still proclaiming you are an “know” Malcolm X? Really? Because you met some of his family and people who said they were his friends?

            You still are preaching hate, I have not seen you do anything to help calm relations or offer suggestions. You can RESPECTFULLY say someone is wrong, which you have not done. Instead of saying “You are incorrect, here are some statistics to prove my point” you just scream racism.

            Here is some date to help you understand why some of these people are racist, or appear to be racist:


            If you view that, you will see that whites make up 69.4% of criminals arrested, yet they make up over 79.5% of the population of the US. So under what you would expect for that group. Blacks make up 12.9% of the population, but commit over roughly 28% of crime. Over double what you would estimate that group would commit. Only in extremely Rural areas do the statistics usually level out.

            So understand where our brothers come from, to understand why they feel that way, and you will be able to approach them and help them see past race, but into culture. Instead of screaming “RACIST” every chance you get.

          • dibo
            July 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

            Mr.UTZ,or what ever you go by. I commend you on educating your self.I never called you a scholar,and I really don’t care, because at the end of the day a scholar is still just a man.I’m glad that you are not a racist like you made me out to be, applause too you !!See I don’t trust the F.B.I,C.I.A,COINTELPRO,or just that whole damn system,because for years all they have been was dirty!! They have flooded the ghettos with drugs and everything else,they have came against every leader that has tried to stand up for people in the slums!So why should I trust their stats,when they have been against the people,my people since the beginning of time! I know that is all that the people have to go by,but that does not mean that you should beleave in it whole heartly,nor should it give them the right too be racist!So no, I will never understand your brothers,nor will I try! I will keep speaking out against them as long as I have breath in this body of mine!I will keep standing up for my people as long as i have breath in this here body of mine.I konw by far that you are not the only one that called me a racist and your not by far going to be the last! I am not fighting against a race but,against the ignorant ones that lies with in it!! See I talk to the youngster all the time in my neigbourhood,cause I beleave that you have to clean up home before you can clean up any where eles.See those stats don’t make you racist,history don’t make you racist, it’s what you say behind those stats, or the history.If it is true,and you beleave it let your stats,and your history speak for it self! One thing that I know,and that is,truth knocks false hood in the head every time! so keep educating your self,and your brothers as I am going too peace!!

          • Quigley
            July 23, 2012 at 8:00 pm

            @dilbo…what the he@! are you smokin??

          • Utz
            July 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm

            Dibo, thank you for clarifying you are indeed a racist. I use the word “brother” for all people I associate with.

            You, however, do not. Your statement “So no, I will never understand your brothers,nor will I try!”

            So in essence you were separating me from you. You seemingly assume I am a Caucasian through your language.

            That combined with your angry claim that I could not understand or help spread the preaching of Malcolm X leads me to assume you are racist and taking on a “US vs Them” mentality. A back versus them mentality from your own words.

            Dibo, thank you again for showing you a truly indeed a racist as well.

            No further discussion on this matter because you fail to see the humanity and brotherhood of all people, even racists. You cannot solve racism through hate. I do not hate you Dibo, but I do pity your foolishness and ignorance, as well as your lack of self discovery.

  2. Jamie
    July 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I guess we need security cameras in the middle of the desert too…..great.

  3. James
    July 19, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Are you offering your services Ace? I know you’re a cheap pet detective but I didn’t you moonlight as a cheap security guard.

  4. July 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Not surprised, people out there have been dealing with metal scavengers, thieves, and illegal dumpers way too much. Now that these guys hit a company with more resources and political clout maybe they will get caught. There is a green chevy pickup, two white chevy pickups (one older, maybe 70s era, and one 90 early 2000 era,) and the other day a white tacoma with a cheap metal “cage” around it who are always driving around picking up scrap metal, on private and marked (no trespassing) properties. The green chevy and the older white chevy due it at night.

  5. david G
    July 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Wasnt me!

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