RCMP catch 25-year-old male, lay assault, uttering threats and mischief charges

Vandal creates havoc in downtown Rimbey, smashing windows and outdoor decorations

A vandal that managed to create havoc in downtown Rimbey recently has been apprehended by Rimbey RCMP.

Const. Jonathan Maillet said a 25-year-old male was picked up by RCMP and spent the night in a holding cell at the Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment.

He will appear in Rimbey Provincial Court on Nov. 4 to face charges of assault, uttering threats and five counts of mischief.

Maillet said the man, whose name cannot released as charges are pending, was involved in a fight in the bar at the Grande Hotel prior to his rampage on Main Street.

The incident, which happened about 9 p.m. Thursday involved smashing windows at The Bargain Shop and Home hardware, smashing flower arrangement outside of Craft ‘n Chat and breaking an antique wagon wheel outside of The Flower Gallery.

Const. Maillet said the RCMP are on the lookout for another person who is believed to have witnessed the incident.

Anyone who may have more information about this vandalism is asked to contact the Rimbey RCMP at 403-843-2224 or Crime Stoppers: PHONE: 1-800-222-8477, #8477 on Telus Mobility, *8477 on Rogers AT&T.