Saskatoon police have found nearly two dozen sports wheelchairs, used in programs for children with physical disabilities, previously stolen in July.
Officers recovered 20 of 34 stolen Quickie All-Court basketball chairs on a property in Dalmeny Friday.
The chairs were originally hauled away with a trailer from the JVR Administration Centre parking lot on Cynthia Street on July 31. The goods, amounting to $250,000, belonged to Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association.
The program’s 2017 season was in jeopardy until insurance confirmed the contents of the trailer would be replaced.
Following an investigation, RCMP and Saskatoon police executed a search warrant on a property near Dalmeny.
Officers found the specialized wheelchairs, valued at $80,000, along with three stolen vehicles. They also recovered wheelchair tires, basketballs, jerseys and nets.
Two men, aged 37, have been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000. One of them was charged with two counts.
Dalmeny is located around 26 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.