John Deere baler stolen in Watrous

WATROUS — The Watrous detachment of the RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance after a 2014 John Deere 569 Round Baler was stolen from a business in Watrous.

The baler was stolen around 1:10 am on July 19.

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Police say the subjects first took a 2019 John Deere 569 Round Baler, then dumped it in a back alley before returning to the business and taking the 2014 machine. 

“They went back and took a used one, the same make and model but a used one, and then stole that one,” said Sgt. Jeff Friedenstab with the Watrous detachment.

He said a used machine may be preferred is because it is easier to sell.

“It could have been sold three or four times already. You wouldn’t necessarily need paperwork for it where if you have a brand new one, and if a private citizen is trying to sell this brand new baler, and they have no paperwork for it – that would be more suspicious than someone trying to sell a used one.”

Police say subjects were driving a dual-wheeled first generation Ford super duty truck from 1999 to 2007 with faded red paint. It had a 335 or 445 crew cab with a wooden flat deck, running boards, black fender skirts. It was being driven by a causian male likely 40 to 50 years old wearing gray mechanic's coveralls. 

The subjects proceeded on Highway #2 South. 

Any with information about this incident is asked to contact Watrous detachment at 306-946-3316, 310-RCMP or Sask Crime Stoppers.

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