Second Santa Barbara City Vehicle Stolen in One Month

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Update by the edhat staff

Just after 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, the Santa Barbara Police Department reported the stolen city-owned vehicle was recovered in Santa Maria.

"We are unaware of any potholes that were filled outside the City's jurisdiction," said Public Information Officer Anthony Wagner.

It's still unclear if there are any leads or suspects identified with the theft.


By edhat staff

Another City of Santa Barbara-owned vehicle is reported stolen, the second vehicle in the past month.

On Wednesday morning, the Santa Barbara Police Department requested the public's assistance in locating an orange truck owned by the City, used for filling potholes. 

The truck has a California-exempt license plate of 1043204 with #2020 placed on the vehicle. 

Police advise residents to call 911 if the vehicle is occupied or call the non-emergency number 805-882-8900 if the vehicle is unoccupied.

This is the second city-owned vehicle that has been stolen. On February 12, Police stated a white Ford F350 City of Santa Barbara Public Works truck was taken from the 3600 block of State Street in the early morning hours. 

The Police have yet to publicly announce if this vehicle has been recovered, if any suspects have been arrested, or if the issue was a misunderstanding. Unofficial reports state this vehicle was recovered but that has yet to be verified.

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