Abbotsford – Well, this is something you don’t deal with everyday. At least in law enforcement.
Abbotsford Police have located owners and returned most of the property items that were recovered from a search warrant that was executed on July 10, 2019.
There is one item, a wooden box with a large piece of machinery that remains unclaimed. This wooden box is described as 3 ft wide, 4 ft deep and 4 feet tall. The item inside, takes up 80% of the space.
From the original Release: July 10, 2019
Search warrant obtained, over $300,000 in property recovered
On July 8, 2019, Abbotsford Police patrol officers observed a stolen flat deck truck transporting an excavator onto a residential property in the 1200 blk of Columbia Road.
Upon further investigation, additional stolen items were located on the property. A 45 year old man was arrested for possession of stolen property.
The execution of search warrants resulted in the seizure of over $300,000 of stolen property (including excavating equipment, commercial tractor trailer units, bobcats, trailers, jet ski, and vehicles), illicit drugs (including suspected heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine ) and five firearms (located in a stolen camper trailer).
This is an active investigation. Abbotsford Police investigators continue efforts to return the recovered stolen property to its rightful owners. Additional information may be provided as this investigation develops.