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September 18, 2012
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Law enforcement seizes artifacts excavated in Alpine

A report that someone was digging in the National Forest causing significant damage led local, state and federal authorities in Alpine County to recover a number of Indian artifacts.The Alpine County Sheriff's Office said Monday that they received a report that someone was excavating, possibly making trees and large boulders unstable.On Sept. 7, Alpine, U.S. Forest Service and Department of Fish & Game investigators spotted a vehicle parked in the area. Deputies responded to the area and spoke with the suspect.“Subsequent investigation by a Forest Service Special Agent led to the recovery of a number of artifacts,” Undersheriff Robert Levy said. “The investigation is still open and continuing. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the reporting parties, who reported accurate and detailed information that led to the successful identification of suspects and the recovery of valuable artifacts.”

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 18, 2012 07:42PM Published Sep 18, 2012 07:41PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.