WOODS CROSS — Authorities still don’t know who stole a tractor trailer of liquor and left the contents in a trailer in a Woods Cross truck storage yard.
But they are following leads.
Meanwhile the liquor — mainly tequila — has been returned to its rightful owners.
Thieves stole a semi-trailer filled with 1,229 cases of liquor from a West Valley City parking lot.
The thieves allegedly drove the rig to Woods Cross, where a GPS tracking device indicated they unloaded the booze to another trailer in about fours hours, Woods Cross Police Chief Greg Butler said.
The thieves then allegedly left the stolen truck and trailer in Salt Lake County.
When the truck’s owner activated the GPS, they found the truck had spent time in Woods Cross. Officers went to the storage yard and were able to zero in on a “suspect” trailer, Butler said.
“They got a search warrant and bingo, all the booze was there,” Butler said. None of it had been drunk.
Butler suspects the thieves planned on reselling it outside Utah.
“No clubs or restaurants in Utah would buy it because alcohol is so regulated here,” he said.
The shipment was en route from Nevada to Florida when it was stolen.