SASKATOON – Two people are in custody after recent thefts of semi-trailers in Saskatoon. Police executed a search warrant a rural acreage 10 kilometres south of the city last Tuesday.
Member of the break and enter unit, the gang unit and general investigation section turned up 176 car and light truck tires worth around $40,000. They also found 30 boxes of merchandise worth $3,000 stolen from a second trailer that was destined for a large Saskatoon retail store and stolen lumber worth $2,500.
While searching the acreage, officers discovered a stolen Jeep Cherokee. The stolen auto unit obtained a second search warrant, leading to the recovery of a second stolen vehicle.
Police have charged two men as a result of the investigation.
Mirsad Sabic, 53, is facing two charges of possessing stolen property over $5,000, three charges of possession of stolen property under $5,000 and a charge of trafficking in stolen property.
Victor Bairos, 47, is charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000 and possession of meth.
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During the search, a man and three women were seen leaving the acreage with eight new tires. They were arrested for possession of stolen property and possession of meth. Their names have not been released.
Police continue to investigate and say more charges are anticipated in the coming weeks.