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Police find stolen trailers, vehicles, Sea-Doo at north Winnipeg home

Stolen property estimated to be worth more than $150,000 was seized from a property in north Winnipeg on Friday, say police.

Police announce arrest after finding $150K of stolen items

Winnipeg police arrested two individuals earlier this week, charging them with stealing several pieces of property. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

Police found around $150,000 in stolen items on a residential property in north Winnipeg on Friday, according to a news release issued Sunday.

On Friday afternoon, officers went to a home on Pipeline Road between Templeton Avenue and Mollard Road after receiving a report of suspicious activity.

They found a man asleep at the wheel of a truck that had been reported stolen on Aug. 21 from Whitemouth, Man., and arrested him, police said.

Police said they later found a swath of other stolen items stored on the man's property, including a Mercedes Benz sedan, three camping trailers, a Sea-Doo with its trailer, a utility trailer, a motorcycle, a children's quad and a Caterpillar skid steer.

A 36-year-old from Winnipeg has been charged more than 10 offences, including five counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and two counts of failure to comply with a probation order.

He was detained in custody. 

Man arrested after several break-ins

A man police accuse of a string of thefts from businesses dating back to July has been arrested.

Police said in a news release Sunday they started investigating the thefts earlier this month.

A total of 74 disposable nicotine vaporizers were stolen on July 18 from a property on Regent Avenue, between Panet Road and Lagimodiere Boulevard.

Five days later, someone broke into a property on Scurfield Boulevard, between Kenaston Boulevard and Dovercourt Drive, and took a Samsung cellphone and $100 in cash.

Two days after that, another $560 in cash and four vape pens were stolen from a property on St. Anne's Road, between Warde Avenue and Southglen Boulevard.

Two paintings worth around $5,000 each were stolen from a property on York Avenue, between Garry and Main streets, in a break-in between Aug. 2 and Aug. 10, police said.

At the same property on Sept. 18, two televisions and some beer were stolen, the release said.

On Oct. 11, a safe with $2,700 in cash was stolen from a property on Henderson Highway, between Frasers Grove and Roberta Avenue, and the thief fled on a bicycle, police said. 

A signed Winnipeg Jets jersey and cash, valued at approximately $600 combined, were taken during a break-in on Queen Elizabeth Way, between Mayfair and Stradbrook avenues, on Nov. 6, police said. That same day, $200 was stolen from a cash register at a property on Marion Street, between St. Mary's Road and Traverse Avenue.

The property on York Avenue had break-ins again on Nov. 7 and 8, and police believe other people were allowed to enter. Two televisions and 50 industrial baking sheets, worth about $3,900, were stolen.

After an investigation, police arrested a 34-year-old from Winnipeg at his home Thursday.

Public Information Officer Const. Claude Chancy said Sunday that the man used various means to get into the properties.

The man faces nine break-and-enter charges and was detained in custody.

Numerous items believed to be stolen from the York Avenue property were found and returned.

Police ask the public to make sure they register and record serial numbers of vehicles and trailers, including powersports and leisure products. Serial numbers of household products, such as electronics, power tools, bicycles and jewellery, should also be documented.

"At the very least you can actually record the serial numbers of these items even on a document that you've written yourself," Chancy said.

"So that way you have proof that you did own that piece of property and in the event that the property crimes unit does investigate … that could be linked back to the rightful owner."

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