An alert member of the RCMP’s traffic services is responsible for finding a pair of stolen snowmobiles.
The officer stopped a pickup in the Vernon area shortly before 6:30 p.m. The truck had two sleds in the back and was hauling a trailer containing a third snowmobile on it.
“The officer noticed that one of the sleds had two rivets through the serial number, making it illegible,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.
The truck’s driver was questioned about the sleds, but the answers provided did not sit well with the officer, who took pictures of all three snowmobiles.
The officer returned to the detachment and did a search of stolen vehicles and snowmobiles from around the Vernon area.
“He confirmed two of the sleds were stolen, taken from the Vernon area,” said Molendyk.
Police returned to the truck driver’s residence, recovered all three sleds and arrested a 31-year-old man without incident.
The man was released from custody on a promise to appear in provincial court at a later date.