RCMP in Manitoba have made arrests following the discovery of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property, including items from Steinbach.
On Wednesday, Gimli RCMP, Selkirk RCMP and the Manitoba East District Criminal Response Enforcement Support Team executed a search warrant on a rural property in the Rural Municipality of Gimli as part of an ongoing investigation.
During the search, officers recovered tens of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property, including motor vehicles, generators and commercial tools. Officers also seized a carbine-style firearm with several rounds of ammunition and a small amount of methamphetamine. It was determined that the stolen items were from various locations across southern Manitoba, some from as far away as Steinbach.
Two men aged 27 and 63, as well as a 42-year-old woman were located on scene and placed under arrest. They face numerous charges including possession of stolen property, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and numerous firearms-related charges.
The investigation continues.
"The Manitoba RCMP understands that property crime affects all communities and continues to take steps to combat these types of criminal offences in rural Manitoba," says Superintendent John Duff, RCMP East District Commander.
The RCMP are working on getting the property returned to the rightful owners.
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