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Local agencies crack down on auto theft-related crimes in Lompoc

A nine-hour operation took place in the city on Wednesday
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Posted at 1:14 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 16:17:25-04

Local agencies came together this week to crack down on auto-theft related crimes in Lompoc.

The California Highway Patrol’s Buellton-area office says they worked with Lompoc police and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office during the nine-hour operation Wednesday.

In all, 15 arrests were made, two of them being for auto theft, according to CHP, who says five stolen vehicles were also recovered and 44 citations issued.