Rimbey RCMP detachment investigated 55 files this week. Highlights include another drug bust, more domestic disputes, impaired drivers, car chases, break and enters, theft and other serious matters.
Dangerous driver charged
On January 2 at approximately 1:30 a.m., a 30-year-old man from Rimbey was observed driving erratically in a Chevrolet Cavalier. When the patrolling officer activated the emergency lights and siren the driver took off westbound out of town attempting to flee from the pursuing officer. Police cornered the culprit when he turned down a dead end road then hit the ditch trying to go around the roadblock. Police arrested the accused, who was high on cocaine, for impaired driving. Police seized and impounded the car and located and seized cocaine as well. The man briefly spent time in the Rimbey Hospital then made himself at home in the Crowbar Hotel where he was held in custody. This dangerous driver faces numerous criminal charges and will appear in court in February.
Domestic assault incidents
Unfortunately, the festivities around New Year’s Eve didn’t end for some folks who continued to partake in spirits and found themselves in trouble with the law. Police responded to several incidents of domestic assault and in one case a man has been charged with assault with a weapon. There is no tolerance for spousal abuse. If you have found that your drinking has affected your judgment and is causing tensions at home, please reach out for help now before the police have to get involved. Rimbey and District Victim Services Unit is available to assist you and your loved ones in your time of need. Please call (403) 843-8494 for more information.
Drug bust made
Rimbey RCMP continued to track down drug dealers in our community and made a significant bust this week. Officers executed a search warrant at a hotel room with the assistance of officers from Sylvan Lake Detachment. Mounties arrested a 24-year-old female on more than a dozen outstanding warrants and seized cocaine, meth, marihuana, GHB and cash during the raid. Your local detachment will continue to pursue illegal activities in our community and put those criminals behind bars who choose to break the law.
Baseball bat used in beating
Around midnight on January 8, a local man called 911 after an assailant broke into his home and beat him with a baseball bat. Mounties and EMS quickly responded to the residence. The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police attended the suspect’s residence and arrested the 30-year-old and took him straight to jail. The accused faces countless charges, including break and enter, assault with a weapon and other serious offences. Alcohol was a factor in this case and both men are well known to police.
Police respond to fatalities
Police attended numerous major collisions in the last couple weeks including fatalities on Highway 20 and Highway 22. Winter driving conditions and impaired driving are constant factors. In one case, on Highway 22 west of Rimbey, the impaired driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. Please exercise caution when driving on roads that are icy. NEVER use cruise control unless the road is completely dry. Plan ahead and take extra time to get to your destination and NEVER …EVER drink and drive!
Have a blessed and prosperous new year everyone! We look forward to serving you this upcoming year.
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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