A man was arrested on the Santa Rosa Rancheria Monday after sheriff’s deputies discovered a stolen all-terrain vehicle and a stolen sand dragster in his back yard.
With the assistance of tribal security staff, deputies said they determined 29-year-old Brandon Angel had been in possession of both the stolen vehicles.
On Monday, Kings County Sheriff's deputies were called out to the 16200 block of 17th Avenue on the Santa Rosa Rancheria in regards to a stolen off-road all-terrain vehicle being found by its rightful owner.
Deputies said the all-terrain vehicle, along with the sand-dragster, had been stolen while enclosed in a box trailer over the weekend near the 9100 block of East Lacey Boulevard and were reported stolen to the Hanford Police Department.
After recovering the all-terrain vehicle, deputies said they discovered the dragster in a back yard near the 16400 block of Coyote Court. The dragster had been completely stripped and the motor — which was valued at $30,000 — was missing.
Deputies said Angel was arrested without incident nearby and booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of possession of stolen property and violating his post release community supervision terms. He is currently being held without bail.
Authorities said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the Sherriff's Office tip line at 852-2999.