Manitoba RCMP are crediting an airtag for helping them locate a stolen ATV.

Officers were alerted that the missing vehicle was equipped with an air tag tracking device, which showed it be at a location in Portage la Prairie.

RCMP attended to the area and found fresh tire tracks leading into the garage at that location. As officers were working on getting a search warrant, a male exited the residence and was arrested.

A search of the property resulted in the recovery of the stolen ATV.

A 43-year-old male, from Portage la Prairie, is facing charges of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in March.

Portage la Prairie RCMP continue to investigate.