This week, Rimbey RCMP Detachment responded to over 40 calls for service including stolen vehicles, break and enter, thefts, frauds, domestic disputes, drugs, mail box theft and vandalism, impaired drivers and many other serious matters.
RCMP charge man with multiple thefts
Last week, we reported on investigations relating to stolen vehicles in our area. On Friday, Rimbey Mounties made an arrest and charged a local 26-year old man with multiple charges relating to these thefts, including a $60,000 motor home that was recovered west of Highway 22. When police took him down, he was found to be in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine while working on a truck that he had stolen from the Airdrie area. In addition to the criminal charges for auto theft, he is also charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking illicit drugs.
Man faces huge fines
A local man currently on bail and awaiting court for breaking into a residence last May was observed driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee in Rimbey. The attentive officer stopped the 24-year-old driver for a traffic offence and requested his documents. The man was found to have never had a driver’s license and also had no registration or insurance. These fines alone total over $4,000. Not surprisingly, the officer also seized illegal drugs from the vehicle that was impounded. The accused will appear in court on July 3, 2015 to answer to the new charges as well as the old.
Female charged with possession of new illegal drug
Your local detachment was extremely busy this week working tirelessly on reducing the illegal drugs in the community. Several search warrants were authorized by a Judge in relation to drug investigations. Not only did police seize meth this week, disturbingly a local 20-year-old female was arrested and charged for possession of illegal drugs. When she was captured, she had a new drug in her possession called “shatter”. Shatter is a new drug in Canada and the USA that is a highly addictive, potent drug made from marihuana. Shatter is the end result of a chemical process which draws the THC out of marihuana and puts it in a highly concentrated toffee looking product. It sells on the street for the same price as cocaine in most areas. This is the first time it has been seen by po- lice in Rimbey. In addition, the accused was in possession of a collapsible baton, similar to the one police officers carry for protection. This young lady and her 23 year old boyfriend were also charged with break and enter and other criminal offences. Both ac- cused persons are very well known to police.
An officer patrolling near the school observed a local 21 year old male driving a family sedan with a young lady and her 5 year old child in the passenger seats. Police stopped the driver as he is known to not have a driver’s license. Not only has he never had a driver’s license, he had no insurance. The man has been charged and Children and Family Services noti- fied. The vehicle was also impounded.
Stolen vehicle to be recovered
Police have recovered a number of stolen vehicles in the community. However, on Tuesday, May 26th, a black 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen from a residence in Rimbey between 2:00 a.m and 7:00 a.m. and has yet to be recovered. The Alberta license plate on the stolen SUV was BNW3182.
Impaired drivers charged
Your local detachment members are continuing to target impaired drivers in an effort to make our roads safer in our community. Two more impaired drivers, both adult males from Rimbey, were arrested and charged for impaired driving. One man was arrested in town and the other while driving on Medicine Lake Road. The message couldn’t be clearer – Don’t drink and drive!
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:
PHONE: 1-800-222-8477 #8477 on Telus Mobility *8477 on Rogers AT&T
Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work! Do your part and call now.