Police investigating stolen tack items in Ameliasburgh

Prince Edward OPP. (Gazette File Photo)

OPP Officers at the Prince Edward County detachment are investigating a report of a break, enter and theft on Fri. Aug. 9, to a horse barn where several tack items were stolen.

This saddle was stolen from a barn on Victoria Rd. last week. (Submitted Photo)

Shortly after 7:00 p.m.  OPP received a report of a break and enter to a barn located on Victoria Road in Ameliasburgh Ward. It is believed the incident occurred sometime between Wed. Aug., 7 and Fri. Aug. 9 .

The stolen tack equipment consists of:

  •  One “Marten Roper” brand saddle engraved with oak leaves on the skirt with an elephant hide seat valued at $4,500 US dollars.
  • A front Mohair girth with a rubber strap that goes from front girth to rear girth.
  • Two generic girths.
  • Four saddle pads.

The estimated value of the theft in combined Canadian and US dollar amounts is $7,500.   OPP continue to investigate this incident.

Prince Edward OPP are reminding residents to ensure that their properties, including vehicles and out buildings are secured properly while away or not in use and encourage people to “Lock it or Lose it”.

OPP are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1 – 888 – 310 – 1122.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1 – 800 – 222 – 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at wepay@lks.net where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 or go to www.crimestoppersquinte.ca