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Bowden man arrested after stolen ATVs discovered

The discovery of several quads, a snowmobile and a minivan on a farm near Bowden has led to the arrest of a Bowden man.

A resident living on a Bowden area farm reported to Olds RCMP that two quads and a snowmobile had been stolen overnight on Thursday.

RCMP then conducted a search warrant on Friday on a farm in the Bowden area, where the property was found. Also seized were another quad reported stolen from the Bowden area on Oct. 4, plus a minivan reported stolen from the Markerville area on Oct. 21.

Police also recovered a stolen licence plate.

Tyler Wayne James Ratledge, 26, of Bowden, was charged with five counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000, one count of possession of stolen property under $5,000, three counts of failing to comply with a recognizance, and one count of being in possession of a firearm while prohibited from doing so.

Police say that Ratledge also had numerous outstanding arrest warrants that had been issued by several police agencies, including Olds, Didsbury and Innisfail RCMP, along with Calgary Police Service.

Ratledge was remanded in custody and was scheduled to appear in Calgary provincial court today.

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