Eugene (KMTR) - Two stolen sailboats are back where they belong, but police still don't know who took them in the first place.
The sailboats, which belong to the City of Eugene’s Outdoor Program, were taken a week ago from a locked public works parking lot. On Wednesday morning, someone spotted the boats near the cemetery in Glenwood.
Outdoor Program Supervisor Roger Bailey says the boats are easy to identify; there are fewer than 12 of these boats in the entire state.
“To try and resell these on the public market would have been very challenging,” Bailey said. “I think, given all the publicity in the media, that somebody got scared having the boats and decided to dump them.”
A 12-foot metal mast, which was also taken, is still missing. Replacing it will cost about $800. The name “Seldon” is printed on one side of the mast. The mast may have fallen out along the road when the thieves were hauling the boats between the Roosevelt Boulevard area and Glenwood.