A city of Lompoc Parks Division vehicle was stolen from Ryon Park on Sunday evening and then recovered hours later in an alley, according to a city spokeswoman.
The pickup truck was being operated Sunday by a city-contracted park host who had stepped away from the truck to do a task, the spokeswoman reported. The truck was then taken by an unidentified person around 6 p.m.
Lompoc Police officers reportedly found the vehicle abandoned and undamaged in an alley between North V and W streets around 9 p.m.
“Although the vehicle is undamaged, some personal belongings of the park host are missing,” the city spokeswoman said.
The Lompoc Police Department is investigating the alleged theft and encourages anyone with information on the incident to call detectives at 736-2341, or to report the information anonymously through the police department’s mobile app.