An Alberta man is facing 30 additional charges for break and enters and theft across Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Joseph Ronald Palmer, 52, is accused of multiple break-ins at businesses and camper trailers across the province, ranging from Leader in the west to Carlyle in the east to Glaslyn in the north-central.
The investigation into Palmer spanned 21 Saskatchewan RCMP detachments and into Souris, Minnedosa and Neepawa, Manitoba. According to police, the number of charges laid showcases how in-depth the investigation went. The break-ins date back as far as June 2015.
Palmer was arrested in Moosomin on Aug. 28, 2016 when he was breaking into a business. Officers then got a search warrant and found cash, tools and a loaded firearm that was stolen from an Alberta home over the winter.
In August he was charged with four counts of break and enter, seven counts of possession of stolen property, possession of break in tools, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, careless storage of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
The investigation is still ongoing.