A 23-year-old man is in police custody and facing several charges following a string of break and enters at golf courses in western Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan last week.
The Manitoba RCMP says that members from the Killarney detachment were notified in the afternoon of June 10 of a suspicious vehicle in the community. Police say they went to the location to speak to the owner, who was not home. While there thy noticed another pickup truck blocking the driveway to the residence. Officers ran the plate number and discovered it was reported stolen the previous day from the Rossman Lake Golf and Country Club located in Rossburn, Man.
With the assistance of the West District CREST unit, the investigation that afternoon led to the arrest of an 18-year-old male from Killarney as well as a 23-year-old male from Deloraine.
Mounties obtained a search warrant for the residence where officers allege to have found an unsecured firearm as well as numerous stolen items, including liquor, chainsaws, tools, chargers, batteries, clothing, keys to golf carts and keys to a cash register.
The stolen property has been linked to break and enter reports from golf courses located in Deloraine, Cartwright, Rossburn, Russell, Shoal Lake and Rocanville, SK.
23-year-old Tyson Kowal, from Deloraine, was remanded into custody on numerous charges including Breaking & Entering x 7, Possession of Stolen Property and Fail to Comply with a Release Order x 2.
The 18-year-old male was released for court scheduled September 13, 2022, in Killarney, where he will appear on charges of Possession of Stolen Property and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm.
Killarney RCMP continue to investigate.