A Ford F250 ute stolen last week was located on Saturday, 1 July.
Police were notified of its location by a member of the public and found it abandoned in the scrub on Arrendale Close in Port Lincoln around 11am.
Police and Crime Scene investigators returned the car to its owner.
This follows an investigation that began early last week after a Ford sedan was torched and the ute was stolen; resulting in a chase that ended with damage to a police vehicle.
Police are also investigating whether these incidents are linked to break-ins at two businesses in Cummins.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimestoppers.