A Jeep In California Was Seized After Cops Found It Abandoned In Protected Wilderness Area

It’s people like this that ruin it for the rest off the off-road community. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner of a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited that was found abandoned in a protected environmental restoration area.

The Jeep was found in Trout Creek. The surrounding area was part of a federally funded restoration effort in the early 2000s to help clean up damages done by roads, logging, and other man-made structures. It’s also used by students from Lake Tahoe Community College as a research and study area. Naturally, between both of these things, driving through the creek is not allowed.

While there was no license plate left behind, the Wrangler was left stranded in the creek with a clearly visible business logo on the driver-side door. Obviously, the owner was either too embarrassed to remove it before bailing of the Jeep was stolen. The EDSO hired a tow truck to remove the Jeep and take it to an impound lot until more information is known.