RCMP seize stolen semi-tractor and a fuel truck

A 45-year-old man was arrested after police seized some unusual booty from a rural Saskatchewan property last week.

Copper wire and tools worth more than $60,000 also recovered

A 45-year-old man was arrested after police seized some unusual booty from a rural Saskatchewan property last week. 

Police executed a search warrant last Thursday and Friday near Hafford, about 97 km north west of Saskatoon, where the seized property included a semi-tractor unit and a fuel truck with 4,500 gallons of diesel fuel.

Along with some copper wire, police seized tools worth more than $60,000. 

"It's so vast, the amount of goods that were seized," Cpl. Mel Zurevinsky said.

The seized property includes generators, power trowels, chop saws, booster units, motorized power equipment and cement seam cutters.  Zurevinsky said police are still cataloguing the items. 

RCMP said the property recovered have been linked to a number of thefts and break and enters in the Blaine Lake, Hafford and Saskatoon areas over the past year and a half.  

The Blaine Lake RCMP, Saskatoon General Investigative Section and North Battleford Identification Section took part in the search. 

The accused, who is from the Slave Lake, Alberta area, is charged with one count of possession of stolen property exceeding $5,000. Further charges are pending. He has been remanded in custody and will be back in court Tuesday for a bail hearing. 

The public is being asked to contact Blaine Lake RCMP at 1-306-497-3600 if they believe any of the recovered items are theirs.