ADAMS, N.D. — A 21-year-old Lankin man is being charged with felony possession of stolen property after authorities said he was found with guns, explosives, an off-highway vehicle and more.
According to court documents, on June 12, a Walsh County sheriff's deputy found a male asleep in the driver's seat of a black Polaris Ranger side-by-side off-road vehicle in rural Adams, which is about 32 miles west of Grafton.
The deputy discovered the Ranger and a firearm were stolen but the man said he had purchased the items from 21-year-old Broden Swartz and didn't know they were stolen property. The total value of the gun and the Ranger was $28,050.
Authorities learned of three locations Swartz frequented and during a search, they found more stolen property, according to court documents.
Authorities were able to find a gun, "dam buster and activator" explosives, a Polaris OHV, Chevy pickup truck, a Honda generator, welding equipment and power tools, according to the complaint. Those items were valued at $19,600.
Swartz was arrested and is facing two felony charges of possession of stolen property and multiple misdemeanor charges.
Bail was set at $25,000 during Swartz' initial court hearing and he is scheduled back in court July 6.