MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE — A Marriott-Slaterville man faces 19 felony charges after the recovery of about $100,000 in stolen vehicles and equipment by the Utah Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division.
Brian Michael Davidson, 40, was arrested Tuesday and is being held in Weber County Jail, said enforcement division spokesman Charlie Roberts.
Davidson faces five felony counts of possession of stolen vehicles, 10 counts of removing vehicle identification numbers and four counts of concealing vehicle identifcation.
His bond has been set at $75,000.
An officer with the Utah Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division recovered the vehicles and equipment in Marriott-Slaterville after serving two search warrants following a three-week investigation.
The investigation was sparked by information from a confidential informant, Roberts said.
The stolen items were stored at a residence and on property in Marriott-Slaterville and had apparently been collected over several years, Roberts said.
“It’s almost like he was a hoarder,” Roberts said, adding it has not been determined what Davidson was doing with the items.
Two Ford diesel trucks, a backhoe, a commercial generator and two motorcycles are among the items recovered.
A backhoe and motorcycle have been returned to the owners, said Roberts. Efforts are under way to determine who owns the other items.
Motor Vehicle Enforcement, a division of the Utah State Tax Commission, regulates the automobile sales industry and specializes in auto theft recovery and other vehicle-related crimes throughout Utah.
Last year, MVED officers recovered 429 vehicles valued at $3.2 million, Roberts said.