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Fly-fishing equipment stolen from private club in Placer County

Placer County sheriff’s deputies are asking the public’s help in identifying the thief or thieves who allegedly stole more than $25,000 worth of fly-fishing equipment from a private fishing club near Foresthill.

It is unknown when the burglary occurred, but the incident was discovered Saturday when a maintenance worker for the Horseshoe Bar Preserve found the storage container at the Mosquito Ridge Road facility pried open, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Reported stolen were pairs of waders and boots, fishing rods, T-shirts and chest packs, officials said.

The equipment was marked with the letters “HBP,” which stands for Horseshoe Bar Preserve. A pontoon boat was also stolen, but later found near the preserve.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact the Placer County Sheriff's Office at 530-889-7800.

Richard Chang: 916-321-1018, @RichardYChang