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Hi, thanks for your question. I'm Stacy. It's not illegal for the police to disclose why they were there at the property. There's no privacy right in police reports. It's all public information, so the fact that they told the thieves of the investigation or why they were at the property isn't a violation. However, I don't think you have nothing to worry about from the thieves. What possible charges are they threatening upon you? Based on this fact situation, they would have no legal basis for requesting charges to be filed against you. They stole your property, you used police to assist you in recovering that property. Are there additional facts that I'm missing here?
You could also consider filing a civil suit for the theft if you incurred any damages being without your ATV for over one year. This page explains the different between criminal and civil theft.
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