The Rimbey RCMP detachment responded to a number of calls for service this week. Highlights of the week include another drug bust, frauds, missing persons, motor vehicle collisions and other serious matters.
Recently, a number of drug dealers and users were put behind bars for choosing to lead a life of crime in our town. Mounties in Rimbey followed through with their promise to pursue those who continue to partake and/or sell illegal drugs in our community. This week, officers entered another house in Rimbey under the authority of a search warrant granted by a Judge. Police seized methamphetamine, cocaine and marihuana in the home, as well as a number of illegal weapons. A man and a teenage girl were arrested at the scene and are currently in custody awaiting court to speak to the many charges that have been laid against them. Evidently, drug dealers and users cannot read or have missed previous police reports and were not aware that illegal activity is not tolerated in our community.
Speeding tickets issued
Rimbey officers continue to make patrols in the peripheral portion of our detachment area. A number of speeding tickets were issued on rural gravel roads where the speed limit is 80 km/hour. A large number of drivers with a heavy foot stated, “What is the speed limit?” In Alberta, all rural gravel roadways are 80 km/hr. unless otherwise posted. In many cases, it was contract workers from elsewhere who are now helping to reduce the provincial deficit. One of the unlucky recipients of a Queen’s voucher asked, “What does the GRC on your police car door stand for?” Since he was stopped on Leedale Road it was most appropriate to reply, “That stands for Gravel Road Cop”. The man shook his head, “Ya, that makes sense”.
Heavy fines issued
There were a large number of motor vehicle collisions reported to the detachment. In some cases, persons involved in a fender bender did not have their up-to-date insurance and registration documents handy when they needed them. Fines are $344 for not having your paperwork with you. That’s almost a full tank of gas! This week, take a moment and check your glove box to ensure your pink slip and registration is valid and not expired.
Click it or ticket
In March, police all over the province will be enforcing the laws pertaining to seat belts and child seat restraints. It is anticipated that the RCMP Traffic Section will be in town targeting drivers not properly wearing their seat belts. Remember the slogan, “Click it or ticket”.
If you have any information regarding these or any other crimes, please call the local Rimbey RCMP Detachment at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers:
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