MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities in Mendocino County say some 3,000 gallons of water have been stolen from a couple's above-ground storage tank.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1nu8kXt ) that 87-year-old Kathy Dimaio discovered the loss over the weekend when she went outside to water her garden at her home in the Gualala area.
Dimaio says the tank had been full, storing water pumped from a well on their property for use in the yard.
Sheriff's Sgt. Greg Stefani says the tank is visible from the rural lane off which the couple lives.
The newspaper says the Dimaios' home is about 15 miles from Horicon School in Sonoma County, where up to 13,000 gallons of water disappeared in late January, forcing the school to shut down for a day.
Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com