Rimbey RCMP had a busy week investigating more than 40 files. Highlights of the week include car prowlings, thefts, uttering threats, motor vehicle collisions and more breaches of court orders.
What part of no contact do you not understand?
During court Feb. 1, a young woman accused of assaulting her ex stood before the judge in the courtroom as he ordered her in great detail not to have any contact with her ex-spouse.
After receiving her strict orders, she immediately went outside the courtroom and verbally accosted her estranged spouse in front of a police officer. She then shouted obscenities at the constable who immediately arrested her — again. The accused female faces numerous criminal charges.
Lock it or lose it
Opportunistic thieves took advantage of the fact people are still leaving valuables in their cars overnight despite countless pleas by the police to not do so. Several vehicles were broken into throughout Rimbey. In each case, the crooks found wallets, CDs, IPods, etc. In one case, valuable hockey and stereo equipment was stolen.
Please, never leave valuables in an unattended vehicle and lock them at all times.
Mounties working to make roads safer
A Rimbey driver received another speeding ticket this week. A check of his demerits revealed that he had reached his limit and will now lose his license. Driving is a privilege, not a right.
Too many times, Mounties and other emergency responders have to deal with the aftermath of a crash due to someone’s negligence or unnecessarily pushing the limits. Our goal is to make the roadways safer. Over the next month, Rimbey officers will increase highway patrols on Highways 22, 20 and 53 in an effort to reduce the number of driving infractions in the detachment area.
Officers mounting snow machines
Officers are gearing up for back country patrols in the Medicine Lake and North Saskatchewan River areas. Patrols on snow machines will be ongoing to ensure everyone has valid registration and insurance. Hopefully, everyone will be wearing their helmets too. In addition, officers will be hitting Gull Lake more frequently checking for anyone driving their sleds while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers 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.