A man from Steinbach and another man from Ste. Anne have been arrested for being in possession of stolen property.

On Friday at approximately 10:25 am, Lac du Bonnet RCMP received a report that a stolen side-by-side off-road vehicle (ORV) was seen towing a trailer on the service road beside Highway 44 in the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet.

Officers attended immediately and were able to track the ORV and an all terrain vehicle (ATV) to a nearby gravel pit. A 36-year-old male from Ste. Anne was taken into custody without incident. The other male attempted to flee in the stolen ORV, which he could not start, and then tried to flee on foot. He was apprehended by an officer.

Stolen goods

Police say 31-year-old Matthew Martens of Steinbach has been remanded in custody on charges of possession of property obtained by crime, possessing break-in instruments, possessing weapons contrary to order and resisting arrest. The other male has been released to appear in court on similar charges.

According to RCMP, the ORV and ATV were stolen and the trailer being pulled was filled with stolen property from a break-and-enter in the Rural Municipality of Reynolds that had not yet been reported. The estimated value of the recovered stolen property is between $20,000 and $30,000.