VENTURA COUNTY, Calif., July 9 (UPI) -- Television's Magnum, P.I. has reportedly reached a settlement with a Southern California utility over public water the actor supposedly paid a company to take from a fire hydrant for use on his private ranch.
A truck belonging to Selleck, 70, was allegedly observed taking water from a hydrant in Thousand Oaks and transporting it to his property in Hidden Valley -- and crossing district boundaries to do so, officials said.
The Calleguas Municipal Water District said it hired its own private investigator to look into the claims and subsequently filed a lawsuit against Selleck. NBC Los Angeles reported Thursday that the two sides have since come to an agreement.
An attorney for the utility, though, said the specific details of the settlement were not to be made public until the deal is finalized.
California is currently in the midst of a serious drought, and water resources are not as plentiful as they once were.
The district said Selleck had hired a third party to take the water and deliver it to his home -- a 60-acre property with eight bedrooms the actor bought in 1988 for about $5 million.
Selleck has not yet commented on the case, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
NBC Los Angeles reported that the Ventura County Sheriff's Office looked into the allegations but found no criminal wrongdoing.
Selleck has appeared in numerous films and television shows in his career -- including Three Men and a Baby, Quigley Down Under and CBS' Magnum, P.I. from 1980 to 1988. He presently stars in CBS' cop drama Blue Bloods.