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Rimbey RCMP respond to suspicious person, find woman sunbathing

RCMP remind people to try and avoid unnecessary police involvement

In the last week Rimbey RCMP responded to 37 calls for service. These calls include, but are not limited to: two suspicious vehicle or person complaints; five mischief files; five break and enter reports; and one report of an impaired driver.

Though a great number of files that RCMP deal with are serious in nature, Rimbey RCMP are no strangers to dealing with their fair share of futile incidents.

Recently, Rimbey RCMP received a complaint that a company had not returned the personal belongings of a former employee in a timely matter. Though there were many ways in which this incident could have been dealt, the RCMP were called upon to investigate. With nothing more than a few simple phone calls, the matter was quickly resolved and it became obvious that there was no real need for police involvement in the first place.

Incidents like this serve to remind us that even though the police are an excellent resource for a variety of reasons, sometimes the simple art of communication trumps unnecessary police involvement.

On a sunny afternoon this past week, Rimbey RCMP received a call regarding a suspicious person. According to the report, a female was seen lying in the grass, appearing motionless apart from an occasional arm wave. The caller was concerned that perhaps the female was lost or injured. A member quickly attended, and indeed found a female lying in a grassy area, however, it soon become evident that there was no need for concern as she was simply listening to music and relaxing in the springtime weather.

If you have information on this or any other crime, contact your local RCMP Detachment at 403-843-2224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers can also be contacted online at, or you can download the P3 Tips app for Android or Apple on your smart phone. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash award.

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