Police recover stolen cattle from Alberta near Saskatoon


Saskatchewan and Alberta Livestock Investigations Unit have recovered over 25 thousand dollars worth of stolen cattle near Saskatoon.

An investigation was launched in February by the Alberta RCMP Livestock Investigations Unit after receiving a report of a cattle left in Thorhild, Alberta which based on preliminary information gathered, investigators believed the cattle were destined for Martensville.

On March 16th RCMP Livestock Investigators from Alberta and Saskatchewan, RCMP members from the Martensville detachment, and representatives of Livestock Services of Saskatchewan executed a search warrant for properties in the RM of Corman Park.

During the search, officers recovered 10 cows which were identified through registered Alberta Livestock Brands.

Forty-eight–year-old Alvin Hamm was arrested without incident and charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.

Some of the missing cattle remain unaccounted for.

The cattle are described as Black White Face or Black Brockle Face cows bearing Alberta Livestock Brands BAR 2 V (right hip) and 6 OVER SPLIT END BAR (left hip).

Livestock Investigators stress the importance of branding as registered livestock brands are the primary means of ownership identification on cattle and horses.

(with files from cjww)

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