Online Ad Leads RCMP to Stolen Tractor

One for the “not-so-bright criminals” list…

Alberta RCMP say an online tractor ad led them to three suspects and the stolen property a day after the police investigated a break and enter at a Stettler-area equipment dealership.

Police initiated the investigation into the theft of a tractor worth approximately $25,000 on July 4. After discovering the online ad, they visited the proposed sale location along Highway 12 in Erskine in the evening of July 5, where they found the tractor.

Two males, 38 year old Murray Peters, of Red Deer and 34 year old Jesse McLeod of Halkirk along with an 18 year old female, Jacqueline Hinse of Halkirk were charged with possession of stolen property over $5000, and possession of stolen property over $5000 for the purpose of trafficking. Peters and McLeod were also charged with break, enter and commit theft over $5000.

They’re scheduled to appear in Stettler Provincial Court on July 14.

Related: Sask. Farmer Charged With Equipment Thefts Worth More Than $1.2 Million

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