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Regina man arrested after more than 40 bikes, firearm located by police

Over 44 bikes were seized from a Regina man Wednesday morning.
Over 44 bikes were seized from a Regina man Wednesday morning. Provided / RPS

A Regina man is facing several charges after police say 44 bikes, a motorcycle, a replica handgun and a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun were seized from his possession.

Police said they will try to return the several bikes that were seized back to their rightful owners.
Police said they will try to return the several bikes that were seized back to their rightful owners. provided / RPS

Regina police said over $5,000 of allegedly stolen property was located in the Richardson Crescent area by officers on Wednesday at about 11:30 a.m.

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Darcy D. Budden, 40, is facing six charges, including possession of property over $5,000 and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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Regina police said they are attempting to return the bikes to their rightful owners and will contact each owner if it is their property that has been recovered.

The investigation is ongoing.

Budden will next appear in court on Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m.

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Regina police are attempting to tackle the bike theft problem in Regina through an online server where people can register their bikes.

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