RCMP trying to connect property with owners

Response has been overwhelming

Battlefords RCMP say there has been an overwhelming response to yesterday’s post regarding stolen property.

They are offering the following guidelines for those hoping to reclaim property:

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• Attend in person between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you cannot get there in those hours, drop off a list, after hours, at the detachment. Staff will go through the property and get back to you as time permits. Ensure you leave your contact information and any pictures of the property.

• Only call the detachment to claim property you have specific details for such as a file number, serial number, model number or specific description. Your information will be taken and someone will get back to you.

• If you are claiming property that was not reported to the RCMP as being stolen or lost, a report will have to be made prior to the property being returned. Once again, this will have to be done in person.

There is a significant amount of property to be sorted through and the RCMP would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation in this process.

What follows is yesterday’s post:

Have you been the victim of property crime? Like to get your stuff back?

Battlefords RCMP currently have a large assortment of what is believed to be stolen property gathered from a number of property crime investigations, some of which yielded criminal charges.

Police say this property includes bicycles, bicycle parts, tools, yard equipment and personal property. The detachment is unable to identify and match this property to people who have lost it, according to a press release.

Anyone who is missing property and can identify it though serial or model numbers or by specifically describing it, is urged to come to the detachment. All requests for property to be returned will need a file number that can be provided to anyone looking to obtain items with valid ID.

These items typically remain in RCMP custody for a period of 90 days from the time they come into the possession of the police. After the 90-day wait time is over the property will be donated to a local charity for public auction. Anyone with questions can call the detachment at 306-446-1720.

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