Yesterday Battlefords RCMP put the word out that they had a large assortment of what they believed was stolen property and wanted to match it up to its owners. However, the detachment has had an overwhelming response to their invitation and are asking the public to follow a few guidelines like coming by during officer hours, only contact RCMP if you have a file number, serial number, model number or specific description. The RCMP says there is a significant amount of property to be sorted through including bicycles, bicycle parts, tools, yard equipment and personal property.
Guidelines to reclaim stolen property:
– Attend in person between the hours of 8am and 4pm. 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.