ELK POINT – An Elk Point area man is facing a possession of stolen property charge in connection with a stolen tractor.
The RCMP Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit (LCRU) reported today that on Jan. 25, as a result of an ongoing investigation into the theft of farm equipment, Elk Point RCMP assisted the unit in locating and recovering a stolen farm tractor, valued at approximately $160,000, from a rural property in the Elk Point area.
One male suspect was subsequently arrested after allegedly being found in possession of the stolen tractor, according to an RCMP media release. Leslie Alan Hillebrand, 45, a resident of Elk Point, is charged with the following Criminal Code offences: possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and tampering with a vehicle identification number.
Hillebrand was held for a Judicial Interim Release hearing where he was released by a Justice of the Peace on a no cash bail release order. Hillebrand is scheduled to attend St. Paul Provincial Court on Feb. 16.