Rimbey RCMP had a steady week responding to numerous serious motor vehicle collisions, theft, assault and other criminal matters.
Mounties love a parade
Mounties thoroughly enjoyed marching in Rimbey on parade day. The weather cooperated and great fun was had by all.
Horsemen on the highways
Police continue to step up traffic enforcement on the highways surrounding the community. Officers have issued a number of tickets for various offences on Highways 22, 53, 20 and Secondary Highway 766. In some cases, your local GRCs have been on the secondary roads where some folks have been found operating their vehicles without insurance, or license plates.
Drive according to road conditions
On July 18 at approximately 8:40 a.m., emergency personnel responded quickly to a call of a rollover on Township Road 422 near Range Road 25. A SUV eastbound lost control in a short stretch of freshly laid gravel and went off the roadway. A 23-year-old woman, a resident of Rimbey, was treated on scene and transported to the Rimbey hospital via EMS for non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this case.
Throughout the detachment area, counties are doing extensive road work improving the base of the roadways with fresh gravel. Drivers are reminded to drive according to road conditions and to exercise caution at all times.
Watch for wildlife and livestock
Several deer and even cattle were hit by motorists who were not expecting to see a four-legged creature in their path. Always be attentive and prepared for the unexpected.
Seniors on scooters need to be careful
Police have also received complaints of senior citizens riding their scooters in Rimbey who have not exactly been exercising caution when driving on sidewalks and crossing roadways. If you have a scooter to get from point A to point B please be careful.
Cat burglar denied entry
Police attended a residence on 50th Street to investigate an attempted break and enter to the residence. In the last couple weeks, someone has climbed up a metal pole to a second-storey balcony and tried to kick their way into an apartment. The door sustained extensive damages but held up against the attack. Although the perpetrator did not gain access, the vandalism cost the victim a new door.
Usual offenders re-arrested
Mounties continue to monitor the chronic habitual offenders in the community who have been released from custody awaiting trials or the end of their respective parole conditions. Several of these “well known” folks have been arrested and charged for breaching their conditions in an effort to reduce the number of incidents of break and enter, car prowling and other issues these fine citizens seem to find themselves committing.
If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, #8477 on Telus Mobility or *8477 on Rogers AT&T.
Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work. Do your part and call now.