Rimbey RCMP: Suspicious vehicle call leads to drugs and weapons

Rimbey RCMP Detachement. (Photo Courtesy of Google Maps)

In the last two weeks Rimbey RCMP responded to 84 calls for service.

The files included, three break and enters, five mischief occurrences, three mental heath related files, three thefts of vehicles, two hit and run occurrences, three fraud complaints, and fourteen traffic collisions.

On Sept. 26, at approximately 5 p.m. officers responded to a speeding complaint. Two motorcycles had reportedly been speeding on highway 607 for a few hours. When the officers arrived one of the bikes was found to be travelling at 177 km/hr. That bike fled from officers while the other stopped. The driver of the second bike was subsequently charged with learner driving motorcycle without proper supervisor under the traffic safety act. The driver of the first motorcycle was eventually located and charged with driving at an unreasonable rate of speed, and for failing to stop for police.

The next evening on Sept. 27, at 9 p.m. officers attended a suspicious vehicle call. When they arrived they found a broken down car. The occupants of the car both had outstanding warrants from various locations. Both the male and female occupants were arrested and the vehicle was searched. RCMP found two airsoft pistols, multiple knives, a machete, bear spray and a small amount of meth inside the vehicle.

If you have information on any 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 P3tips.com, 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.