Rancher pleads guilty to 18 charges in stolen farm equipment case

A Saskatchewan rancher has pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property after police seized $1.2 million worth of stolen farm equipment last year, including tractors, balers, and trucks.

39 year old Iain Stables was originally facing 29 charges, and as of Monday, has pleaded guilty to 18 of those.

The charges stem from a search warrant carried out by the Saskatoon RCMP General Investigation Section, with the assistance of Warman RCMP and the Saskatoon Police Service Auto Unit on a rural property in the RM of Montrose on Feb. 11, 2016.

Police recovered farm machinery and implements stolen from people and dealerships in the Saskatoon, Biggar, Outlook, and Rosetown areas.

Stables’ case has been proceeding through the mental health strategy docket at Saskatoon provincial court. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 25.

 
 

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