Tom Selleck Settles Water Theft Dispute (Report)

Associated Press

The terms of the settlement agreement will remain confidential, said Calleguas resources manager Eric Bergh.

Tom Selleck has reached a settlement with the Ventura County water district that accused him of stealing water from a public fire hydrant during a serious drought and transporting it back to his nearby ranch, where he grows avocados, the L.A. Times reports.

According to the report, attorneys for Selleck and the Calleguas Municipal Water District reached the agreement on Thursday. The settlement is now expected to go before the water district board for approval next Wednesday.

Calleguas resources manager Eric Bergh said the terms of the settlement agreement will remain confidential until everything is finalized.

"We're happy about it. It's good news," Bergh said.

The complaint against Selleck was filed by Calleguas on Monday, alleging Selleck illegally transported water from the public hydrant back to his 60-acre ranch in Hidden Valley between 2013-2015.

The court documents allege that the Blue Bloods actor continued filling his tanker even after cease-and-desist notices were sent to two of his Southern California homes.

The Calleguas district, which serves a large portion of Ventura County, claims it paid $21,685.55 to an investigator to look into the alleged water theft. It has sought that amount and an injunction, along with court and attorney fees.

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