Heavy equipment and other vehicles stolen from out of state were recovered in Alta by Placer County sheriff’s deputies.
Alta residents were concerned that truck drivers were using area fire hydrants to fill tanker trucks in their community, about 30 miles northeast of Auburn. They called authorities, who investigated.
On a property where the rigs had been seen entering and exiting, deputies noticed that two trucks had the same license plate number. That raised suspicion and led them to finding seven stolen vehicles, including a water truck, a backhoe, four trailers and an all-terrain vehicle.
Deputies said all had been stolen from Nevada and Idaho during the last 12 months. No arrests have been made.