Pair of Regina men charged with rural break-ins

RCMP arrested two men after a number of break-ins at communities near Regina happened over the holiday break

The White Butte RCMP received a report of a break-in on New Year’s Eve, where occupants of two vehicles stole a firearm safe and an SUV. The SUV was burned and was recovered in Regina later that day.

On Jan 2, the White Butte RCMP got a report of a commercial building in the RM of Edenwold that was broken into and one of the vehicles was determined to steal a number of items, including a snowmobile.

Stolen property had been left behind when the snowmobile was stolen, including stolen identification and illegally modified firearms.

Then, on January 3, White Butte RCMP got a report of the stolen snowmobile being used alongside Highway 46 east of Regina. Police arrested the man driving the snowmobile without incident.

Police executed two search warrants at a pair of Regina residences, recovering much of the stolen property. A second man was arrested at one of the residences.

Justin McDonald, 31, has ten charges and Monty Bear, 28, has four charges relating to this .

Both men appeared in Regina provincial court today.

The investigation is ongoing.

“When we received these reports of break-ins and thefts, White Butte RCMP, along with investigators from neighbouring RCMP detachments and Regina Police Service, quickly began piecing the evidence together, ultimately resulting in the charges laid against these individuals,” said Staff Sgt. Corey Niedzielski, the commander of the White Butte RCMP in a media release. “Our work isn’t done. We’re continuing to investigate whether others are potentially involved and if there are connections to other break-ins reported in the area. We’ll also work to reunite some of these recovered items with their rightful owners.”

Anyone with any further reports of theft is asked to call their local police service or RCMP at 310-RCMP.

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