California Highway Patrol officers have arrested three suspects parked in an area near Cisco Grove that had been the site of wire thefts and equipment vandalism.
The suspects, all from North Highlands, were in possession of stolen copper wire and tools used for taking the wire.
Officers Schuyler Bell and Chris Crabtree found the trio early Tuesday morning in an area where several Caltrans electrical boxes for message signs had been vandalized.
The officers arrested Herb Henriksen, 29; John Paulin, 46, and Justin LeBoutheller, 31.
The suspects were booked into Nevada County Jail.