Nova Scotia

Pictou RCMP recover scores of stolen goods

People who have had belongings stolen in northeastern Nova Scotia should check in with police, RCMP say.

People who have had belongings stolen recently in northeastern Nova Scotia should check in with police after scores of items were recovered this weekend, RCMP say.

Police found what they say are stolen items after a weekend raid at a residence in the Maxwell Road area of Salt Springs, Pictou County. Sgt. Phil Oliver said the property search started Friday and ended Saturday.

"There were over 100 items. Most of them were heavy machinery, equipment items, parts of tool sets. Some were in very good condition, almost new. There was a tractor, snow blower, ATV, furniture, numerous quality leather products," he said.

"Quite a few things. We had basically a U-Haul — we filled that."

Police arrested a 24-year-old woman, a 27-year-old man and a 32-year-old man. The older man has been charged and is due in court Monday.

Oliver said about 25 officers were involved in the search and that the goods may have been taken from homes and businesses in Antigonish, Guysborough, Colchester and Pictou counties.

Oliver said police had records for many of the items being stolen and will try and return the property their rightful owners.